Incurably curious? We have the perfect reading shortlist for you.

Why not borrow one of the books shortlisted for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize?

The library has purchased 5 of the books shortlisted for this prestigious award celebrating new books about medicine, illness and health.

The titles on this year’s shortlist range from the development of vaccines to the grisly world of Victorian surgery, palliative medicine, families dealing with addiction and how technology is increasingly being used to improve our health and lives.

Pop into the library to pick up a copy or check the library catalogue here.

The winning book will be announced on the 30th April at the Wellcome Collection in London. For more about the prize click on the following link

Wellcome are a global charitable foundation which supports scientists and research into health, medical innovation and social sciences. For more information about the work of the Wellcome Trust visit their website: