The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to invite staff and friends from Knowledge Quarter organisations to the next in our series of private tours and views. It will be on this occasion hosted at The Royal College of Physicians. You are invited to an exclusive morning curator tour of the College’s new exhibit Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation.
About the Exhibition
Join The Royal College of Physicians for a private view of their new exhibition. Opening January 2018, coinciding with the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP’s) 500th anniversary Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation and come explore the life, work and legacy of revolutionary anatomist William Harvey – the physician who revealed the secrets of circulation.
William Harvey (1578–1657) was an anatomist and physician with an insatiable curiosity about the inner workings of all living creatures. Harvey lived through an extraordinary age of scientific revolution, to which he would contribute with his own discovery on the heart and blood circulation.
In 1628, after 10 years of painstaking solitary research, Harvey at last published his discovery in a book, known as De motu cordis. His idea, that blood is pumped around the body by the heart in a state of ceaseless motion, proved highly controversial to some, challenging 1,500 years of established scientific and medical belief.
Harvey encouraged his fellow physicians ‘to search and study out the secrets of nature by way of experiment’. His legacy of curiosity, research and discovery has had a lasting impact on the practice and science of medicine. This exhibition places William Harvey at the heart of the RCP as it celebrates its 500th anniversary.
The tour will be led by Public Programmes Officer Natalie Craven , Natalie has worked as Public Programmes Officer at the Royal College of Physicians since 2016 aiding the creation of a number of exhibits.
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