From the Guinness Archive to Canaletto’s Venice: Book your place on one of RCPI Heritage Centre’s exclusive events

Sign up now for our autumn/winter 2018 programme of cultural events for Trainees, Members and Fellows

Our Heritage Centre is running a series of talks and tours over the coming months, including several exclusive events for RCPI Trainees Members and Fellows.

Events now available to book are:

  • A private tour of the Guinness Archive
  • A talk on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-9
  • A tour of the Canaletto and the Art of Venice exhibition

Places at some events are limited so early booking is recommended!

Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, war and revolution in Ireland

7pm, Tuesday 9 October, 6 Kildare Street

Dr Ida Milne will discuss her latest book on the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919.

This global event had a shattering effect on Ireland with an estimated 800,000 cases leading to over 20,000 deaths.

Dr Milne’s book explores the Irish part of the disease’s global history, which has long been overlooked. It covers the experiences of the families and communities it afflicted, and in telling the story makes an important contribution to Ireland’s social and medical history.

Booking is essential.

From Man-Midwife to Female Master

11am - 5pm, Thursday 18 October

This year’s Heritage Centre’s lectures during our St Luke’s Symposium will mark the golden jubilee of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Talks on the day will explore various aspects of the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from James Wolveridge, who published the first work on midwifery in Ireland, to the introduction of Midwifery regulation 100 years ago, to Irish attitudes to contraception and family planning in the 20th century.

Accredited for 6 CPD points.


Canaletto and the Art of Venice

December/January, date to be confirmed

This will be a guided tour of the National Gallery of Ireland’s upcoming exhibition of some of the finest eighteenth-century Venetian works from the UK’s Royal Collection.

As well as offering superb examples of eighteenth century Venetian art, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the social circles and artistic networks of the period. 

Tour will take place in December/January, date to be confirmed.

Places will be limited, please contact us to add you name to the list.

Private visit to the Guinness Archive

6.30pm, Thursday 24th January 2019

Discover the unique archives of Guinness, with a private tour from Guinness’ archivist.

Find out about the company’s role in the development of occupational health medicine in Ireland.

Numbers strictly limited, booking essential.

Contact us

Harriet Wheelock

Keeper of Collections

Tel: +353 1 669 8817

Harriet is Keeper of Collection and manages the RCPI Heritage Centre. Contact Harriet with any questions about the Heritage Centre, its collection and to make an appointment to visit.