The Wellcome Trust

The Centre for Medical History is funded by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They provide funding for biomedical research and medical humanities.

The Trust was founded in 1880 by Sir Henry Wellcome, a businessman, collector and philanthropist. In his will he specifically mentioned the study of the history of medicine as a topic to be fostered. The Wellcome Trust has since maintained this tradition through its support for research in the history of medicine.

Wellcome Library

The Wellcome Trust offers a series of library workshops, aimed at helping researchers get the most out if the Wellcome Library. You can find more information about the workshops by visiting the Wellcome Library website

Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. To search for images, visit the Wellcome Images website