Paintings made public

In our 168 years we have collected a wealth of paintings, enough to fill a small gallery! We are by no means unique in this so it’s no surprise that the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC started an ambitious project to put all the UK’s oil paintings in public ownership online. They have […]

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The importance of evidence

Recently I have attended two events:  the Trust organised symposium on Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM)* The sceptical vet: eminence or evidence? and the 50th anniversary meeting of the Veterinary History Society (VHS) The EBVM event was the first time in the UK that such a large group of people, from all sectors of the profession, had […]

‘After Hours’ at the Natural History Museum

Thousands of visitors of all ages, gathered for the Natural History Museum’s largest ever ‘Science Uncovered’ event. Science institutions all over Europe threw open their doors and stayed up late to bring the general public a little bit closer to Science. With cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere, After Hours at the Natural History Museum has […]

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Scientific discovery and champagne cocktails

The Natural History Museum hosts another Science Uncovered event next Friday, 28 September; this one is bigger and better than before! For the first time, the RCVS Charitable Trust will have their own veterinary station so we invite you to literally feel your way with the latest in medical simulation. We’ll have veterinary students and […]

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Great news for new grads!

We are thrilled to have been awarded £25,000 by the Higher Education Academy/JISC as part of the Open Educational Resources programme Open Educational Resources to help new practitioners cope is a really exciting project for us to be involved in.  We will be working in partnership with UK veterinary schools and other organisations to find […]

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Share and share alike

It has often been said that research is about “standing on the shoulders of giants”, what has been done before is of fundamental importance to new discoveries. Crucial to this is access to research – a subject that has been in the news recently with Wellcome Trust’s decision to launch an open access e-journal eLife,  […]

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Free Three-month Library Membership

Free is not a word you hear very often, not without some strings attached, so here are ours!  If you are going to the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham this April we’d love to hear what you think about our website.  We are looking for 6-10 vets and veterinary nurses to help us fine tune our […]

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Vets on Top

Round 2 of the Trust’s careers day tour took us to the Hawkshead campus of the Royal Veterinary College on Saturday for the Association of Veterinary Student’s (AVS) Congress.  Over 200 students from vet schools far and wide braved the weather (and their hangovers) to attend.  They were rewarded with a day crammed full of lectures […]

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Behind the scenes at the Library

Library staff are busy planning an open day on Friday 3rd February from 10.30 am – 4 pm as part of  National Libraries Day (which is on Saturday 4th February). As well as giving all those who come to visit us drinks and nibbles, we will be offering you the chance to have a behind the […]