The John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 3EH

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Capturing Science: Images Past and Present

A picture is worth a thousand words and captures a moment in time. Manchester is European City of Science throughout 2016 and to celebrate this, we are sharing a selection of our science collections. From the end of medieval times to the present day, we’ll be exploring themes of medicine, astronomy, engineering and…

…and 45 more dates until 29 Jan 2017

Imagining Medicine

Hammers, vacuum cleaners and duck beaks: see how 16th and 17th century surgical procedures have been reimagined through the photography of Dr Sian Bonnell. Bonnell's photographs take inspiration from illustrations of surgery from the 17th century. Surgery was often limited to simple procedures, some of which, such as…

…and 10 more dates until 22 Dec

Off Beat: Jeff Nuttall and the International Underground

Painter, poet, actor and sculptor, a man once described as "the only all-round genius most of us are likely to meet," Jeff Nuttall was one of the few people in the early 1960s to publish William S. Burroughs' most experimental writing. He was also a performance artist, a pioneer of 'happenings' and author of nearly 40…

…and 80 more dates until 5 Mar 2017

Toddler tales

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own. Suitable for families with children 5 and under.

Thu 5 Jan 2017

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