'A taste of one's own medicine' launch event

4 May 2022

Regular hours

Wed, 04 May
18:00 – 20:45

Cost of entry

£12 - Exhibition launch ticket: in person
£6 - Exhibition launch ticket: online only

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Royal College of Physicians Museum

London, United Kingdom


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Join us to celebrate the launch of our exciting new exhibition exploring the ridiculed and the reviled in the Royal College of Physician’s satirical print collection.


Be among the first to explore exhibition, 'A taste of one's own medicine', hear senior curator Lowri Jones’ introduction to the display and enjoy a fantastic talk from former curator of the Punch Collection, Amanda-Jane Doran - 'The Art of Laughter: the development of caricature and satirical drawing in Britain.'

The art of cartooning is a curiously British one; we all love Matt’s daily, pithy gags and Peter Brooke’s beautifully composed and coloured takes on the political scene. But did you realise that this art form began in ancient cultures and among revered Italian master painters? Using highlights from the RCP’s own collection and other timeless cartoons, Amanda-Jane Doran will trace the eccentric beginnings of this complex yet familiar and hard-hitting graphic tradition.

Timing and tickets

Drinks will be served from 6pm, speeches from 6.30pm in the Dorchester Library, followed by Q&A.

This event is hybrid; you can purchase a ticket to join us in person, or to tune in online for the speeches and to take part in the Q&A. 

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All proceeds from this event will go to support the work of the RCP archive, heritage library and museum. A discount is available for Art Pass holders.

This event is supported by the Art Fund.

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