Royal College of Physicians – Museum Late July- SELFLESS

July 7, 2022

Join us after hours from 5.30pm on Thursday 7 July to discover our fascinating museum and two exhibitions; ‘A taste of one’s own medicine’ plus SELFLESS by Jessica van der Weert. 

Explore the exhibitions 

A taste of one’s own medicine 

Our temporary exhibition explores the ridiculed and reviled in the RCP satirical prints collection. 

Graphic satire has been popular for centuries. The RCP cares for a unique collection of medical satire prints from the mid-18th century to the 1980s, donated to us by doctors and members over our 500-year history. 

From stereotypes of doctors to caricatures of individuals, satirical depictions of treatments to scathing attacks on the RCP, we explore the complex and intriguing meanings behind the satirical prints in the RCP’s collection. 



A new photographic exhibition documenting the lives of healthcare staff at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on display from 1 July to 29 July at RCP in London. 

Photographer Jessica van der Weert spent days with healthcare workers in Northumbria and Brent creating a stark and compelling photographic landscape of the UK during the most terrifying health crisis of our time. 

The exhibition was curated with financial support from the Jerwood Foundation and working in partnership with the RCP, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and ATMedics (Brent). 

Join a special introduction 

At 6pm join photographer Jessica van der Weert for a short introduction to her fascinating exhibition and at 7pm enjoy a curator’s introduction to ‘A taste of one’s own medicine’.