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UCL Institute of Neurology professor appointed Harveian librarian at the Royal College of Physicians

30 May 2012

Congratulations to Simon Shorvon, professor of clinical neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology (Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy), who has been appointed Harveian librarian at the Royal College of Physicians Professor Shorvon has a long-standing interest in historical aspects of medicine and in bibliographic studies, as well as wider publishing and editing experience.

Simon takes up office in late July and will be responsible for preserving the 494 year old organisation's history as well as developing modern, historical and archive collections. Professor Shorvon will be the 16th appointee to a post that was founded in 1654.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Simon Shorvon said:

'It truly is an honour to be appointed Harveian librarian, the RCP has a magnificent library, and fascinating history and archives. I look forward to developing the collections and helping many more people enjoy the treasures held within the RCP's collections.'

Professor Shorvon is the 16th Harveian librarian, a role that dates back to 1654.


Prof Shorvon's webpage

UCL Institute of Neurology

Royal College of Physicians Press Release