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Conflict, Casualties and Care

Wednesday 26 July

Over 18s only

Our Wounded exhibition explores the stories of those who were injured during the First World War and how their experiences changed medicine for future generations.

Lates takes a look at treatment on the battlefield during the First World War as well as today, the effects of 'shell shock' and the development of prosthetics. 

Plus, all the regular Lates highlights are waiting for you to enjoy, including live music and the best silent disco in town.

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from big data to childhood.

See what we have planned for the coming months

Inspiring, enlightening and unbelievably good fun, Lates always draw a crowd, so we suggest you arrive early to ensure the best chance of getting in. Be advised that you may have to queue before a timed event.


Humanitarian Response in Yemen
Hear first-hand from Save the Children's Roving Conflict and Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor Mark Kaye about responding to one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. Learn what it’s like to work in an active conflict zone and the challenges agencies such as Save the Children face every day as they strive to reach those most in need.

War and its Role in Disability Rights
Gareth Millward from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looks beyond battlefield injuries to discuss the changes to disability rights in the aftermath of major conflicts. 

Animals in War
Meet the likes of leeches, maggots, slugs and snails as we take a rather gruesome look at some of the unsung animal heroes of the First World War.

Also on this month

Think (Talks and object related events)

  • The boys in blue: Treating the wounded in First World War Britain
  • War and its role in Disability Rights
  • From trench warfare to cancer treatment
  • Talkaoke
  • Large Stand— Up Collider
  • Tour of Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care
  • Hidden gems— Our Curators show you the missed objects from the Wounded Exhibition
  • Can touch this— Our Volunteers let you get hands on
  • Unicorn horn, poisons and piles
  • From Passchendaele to A&E
  • Humanitarian response in Yemen
  • Protecting children in war

Experience (Active events such as shows and demonstrations)

  • Silent Disco
  • Trench soldier, Arnold Barraclough
  • Animals in war
  • Tim Peake's spacecraft
  • A crisis of masculinity? 
  • VAD nurse
  • citizenAid
  • Nanotechnology—enabled bandages
  • No petticoats here
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Surviving and thriving with limb loss

Create (Hands-on creative workshops)

  • Screen grab
  • Maimed and not fit for manual labour?

Regular events 

Wednesday 26 July 2017


Over 18s only

Admission free although some events may require a ticket


Lates: A night of free adults-only entertainment at the Science Museum