One of the oldest medical societies in the world, LMI plays host to exhibitions and performances exploring history, gender and curiosities. Join an upcycling workshop and turn books into hedgehogs, or see a short film showing the transformation of Robert the Bruce’s skull into a representation of how he may have looked.
17:00 — 21:30 Professor Van Helsing’s Wunderkammer
Delve into a Victorian cabinet of curiosities, featuring stereoscopes, zoetropes and praxinoscopes as well as unusual creatures such as mermaids, fairies and vampires.
17:00 — 21:30 Shakespeare’s Globe in the North
Discover the alternative Shakespeare story focusing on Prescot in Knowsley, the only English town outside of London to have a purpose-built indoor playhouse in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras.
17:00 — 21:30 Presenting Gender
Explore the fascinating lives of three women who lived, worked and married as men in the 19th century through press cuttings, court records, census data, pamphlets and ballads. What do the lives of these individuals tell us about gender politics in 19th century Britain?