Maughan Library, King's College London

Maughan Library, King's College London
Chancery Lane




020 7848 1843

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The Maughan Library, King's College London, hosts a rolling prggramme of public exhibitions of material from its own collections, as well as items on loan from other libraries and musueums. Exhibitions take place in the matchless surroundings of the Weston Room (the former Rolls Chapel).

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Opening hours

Normal exhibition opening hours are Monday-Saturday, 9.30-17.00.
Visitors are advised to check our website prior to visiting for details of any planned closures.

Admission charges

Entry to exhibitions is free.
Visitors who are not registered members of the Maughan Library are required to complete an exhibition ticket on arrival at the Library and to present some form of photographic ID. The exhibition ticket is also available to print or download from our website.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photograph of a team of African microscopists at work, 1949

The great leveller: humanity's struggle against infectious disease

  • 26 January — 15 April 2015 *on now

In this exhibition we explore, through the collections of the Foyle Special Collections Library, King’s College London, the long struggle to understand, contain and treat infection. Exhibition highlights include copies of Edward Jenner’s account of his experiments in smallpox vaccination, Henry Vandyke Carter’s pioneering 1874 study of leprosy, John Snow's ‘On the mode of communication of cholera’, which traced the source of London’s 1854 outbreak to the Broad Street pump and a number of photographic sets published by the Central Office of Information, showing disease control in Africa.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Entry to the exhibition is free, but please consult our web pages or contact us on 020 7848 1843 to check details of opening times and access.