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Philip Robinson Library

Pybus Exhibition Poster

Cataloguing the Collector: The life and career of Frederick Charles Pybus

This exhibition looks at the medical career and personal interests of Frederick Charles Pybus (1882-1975), who went on to have a distinguished career as a surgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary from 1920 until his retirement in 1944 and became Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine in 1941.

Pybus is arguably best known for his collection of historic medical books held by Newcastle University. However, the exhibition explores items from his personal archive, which reflects his medical career, his research surrounding children's medicine and cancer research and Pybus as a collector.

Level 1, Philip Robinson Library, Newcastle University

March - May 2017








Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Little Treasures Exhibition Poster

Little Treasures

Little Treasures presents a treasure trove of unique items from Newcastle University’s Special Collections archive and rare book holdings. Uncover the stories and the people hidden behind these intriguing and unusual items.

The exhibition is inspired by our Special Collections team’s Treasure of the Month online feature and our Education Outreach Team’s Amazing Archives web resource.

Ground Floor, Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms, Newcastle University

March - July 2017










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