'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London
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This event ended on Thursday 27th of July 2017
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Free

Location

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London

Nearest Stations

Great Portland Street 0.14 miles

Website

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/events/cabinet-rarities-curious-collections-sir-thomas-browne

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Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors, conjuror of words and witness at a witch trial.

Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius you’ve never heard of.

This new exhibition uncovers a man of unbounded curiosity. A polymath ruled by logic who believed in witches. A conscientious physician who saw the divine in his work.

One of the greatest coiners of words, he introduced over 700 to English from computer to electricity, hallucination to migrant. His publications inspired figures from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Virginia Woolf.

John Evelyn said ‘his whole house and garden is a paradise’, home to ‘the best collection’. Using manuscripts, animal and plant specimens, books, paintings and artefacts, a fragment of Sir Thomas Browne’s ‘Cabinet of rarities’ will be reconstructed as the centrepiece of this celebration of his exceptional achievements.

In 2017 discover one of the 17th century’s most remarkable and elusive figures.

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