'An evening with the 'Marvellous Mr Towne': the art of Joseph Towne at the Gordon Museum of Pathology

Join us for an evening with William Edwards: Curator of the Gordon Museum

"The Marvellous Mr Towne" This lecture looks at the life and times of Joseph Towne, the largely self-taught Artist who worked in wax at Guy’s Hospital for over 50 years. Towne produced approximately a 1000 beautiful models of normal Anatomy, Dermatology, Pathology and comparative Anatomy. Many of these models are still in existence and continue to be used for Medical education. The lecture will attempt to compare and contrast the use of these Victorian models with the wide range of modern equivalents, both physical and electronic. 

William Edwards: Curator of the Gordon Museum, Senior Tutor and Deputy Course director of the Extended Medical degree Programme (EMPD). He has worked for over 37 years using Human Pathology Collections, primarily for undergraduate Medical and Dental education, but also with many other Para-Medical specialities. Sometimes assists various Police forces in cold case investigations. One major interest is working to develop ways of integrating traditional teaching techniques with new technologies and as an adjunct to this has developed links to various Artists in residence to further explore novel means of delivering Medical, Biomedical or Dental education.


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'An evening with the 'Marvellous Mr Towne': the art of Joseph Towne at the Gordon Museum of Pathology

Tuesday 18th July at 6.30pm, doors open at 6pm

Admission is £8 (FREE for Members of the Florence Nightingale Museum) and includes a glass of wine or a soft drink and a chance to explore the galleries.

Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7EW


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