RCN LATE: Beat the bugs!

02 Jul 2018 18:00 - 21:00

Cowdray Hall, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


To launch the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival, join us for an evening of games, activities and displays.

Are you curious about health and history?

Do you have a fascination with disease and the body? At this season's RCN Late, find out how quickly viruses can spread. Explore archive collections in hands-on discovery sessions, grab some pencils and paper for life drawing, play infection-spreading games and get crafty with quilt making. Plus, there’ll be a bar to keep your hydration levels up as you expose yourself to some of history’s deadliest diseases.

Here's a sneak peek at what you can discover:

  • Learn how contagious diseases have been treated through history, with a display from the Royal College of Physicians
  • How does design affect messages about health? Explore the V&A's collection of AIDS awareness posters
  • Join Art Macabre for a creative look at how diseases affect the body, in this life drawing class with a difference
  • Make your own patch with artist Angela Maddock and add to a growing quilt inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt
  • Graphic Designer Siân Cook, will show examples of how the design of HIV/AIDS ephemera innovated and impacted public health messages
  • Explore a display of archives of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Take some time out in our Room of Memory and hear Oral History recordings about experiences of living with HIV and AIDS

    This event is in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the AIDS Histories & Cultures Festival

    Exploring histories and cultures of AIDS through workshops, film screenings, walks, talks, and performance

    How has AIDS been experienced, represented, and remembered? With workshops, film screenings, walks, talks, and performance, this Festival explores some of the histories and cultures of AIDS from the 1980s to the present day. The Festival takes place across London throughout July 2018 and is open to all. It is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre with partners across heritage, academic, and charitable sector organisations.


    Cowdray Hall
    20 Cavendish Square
    W1G ORN

    20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


    The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


    There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

    Page last updated - 05/09/2018