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Our next Exhibition and Open Day:


To mark the launch of an exhibition on

Medical Portraits in the Early Modern Period

the Edward Worth Library will be holding an

Open Day on Wednesday 24 July.

The Library will be open from 11.00am-4.00pm.

All are welcome.


This exhibition was curated by Ms Paige Blancett, third-year student of Museum Studies, Arizona State University. It explores how physicians and surgeons portrayed themselves and their profession from the sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century.





Our next lecture:


The fourth lecture in the Edward Worth Library Seminar Series will take place in the Worth Library at 3.00pm on Friday 27 September 2019:

Dr Georgina Hedesan (University of Oxford): ‘Alchemy in the Eighteenth Century: Johann Heinrich Cohausen’s Defence of Van Helmont and His Alkahest in Helmontius Ecstaticus (1731)’.

Please note that spacing is limited and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


A great picture of our Trustee, Ms Helen Stokes, presenting a copy of our publication, The Alchemy of Medicine and Print. The Edward Worth Library (Dublin, 2010), to our Patron, Michael D. Higgins, and his wife Sabina at a recent event at the Áras.


The Worth Library is holding an Open Day on Thursday 27 June to mark our newest exhibition, which is on the theme ‘Treasures of the Worth Library’.

The Library will be open from 11.00am-4.00pm on Thursday 27 June. All are welcome.


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