UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Queen Square Archives


Queen Square Library & Archive has featured in a number of videos in 2017 - which are all linked from the Queen Square Library website

  • Brain Research Trust

    Highlighting their 2017 rebrand - featuring their supporters who have all been affected by a neurological condition and the scientists carrying out neurological research. Filmed February 2017. Launched April 2017.

  • Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

    A conversation with A.J.Lees and Mike Zandi. Hanging out with the molecules. A guide to neurology, discovery, Parkinson’s Disease, William Burroughs, Queen Square, in which Professor Lees calls for a more creative approach to research. The film puts a spotlight on William Gowers and the process of neurology, and includes footage of original Gowers’ materials, which are held in Queen Square Archives, including case notes, illustrations, correspondence and first editions.

  • Interview with National Hospital consultant Jeremy Chataway

    Explaining his new trial into the use of simvastatin as a possible treatment for multiple sclerosis.  Filmed December 2016. Launched May 2017.

Exhibitions and events

Recent Queen Square Archive Exhibitions



Our next exhibition: “The beautiful brain: visualising the mind from the 19th century to the present day” will be launched on Tuesday 13th June 2017. 

Queen Square Archives open day February 2017

An annual event for staff and students in the Square, showcasing case notes from the Archives, including Horsley's first brain operations and shell-shock treatment in WW1.


Digitization & donations

  • Extensive collection of Gowers correspondence and children’s journals
  • Sir Victor Horsley photographs - Fourteen photos donated by the Horsley family, including Horsley and colleagues, Horsley in uniform, group photographs and Horsley’s grave;
  • Sir Walter Morley Fletcher’s collection of World War 1 case notes, 1915-1917

 See Queen Square Archives website for further information on the above.


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