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Beds not bombs : Highlights from the Medact collection.

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In the video, Medact project archivist, Elena Carter, gives a tour of the newly catalogued collection and highlights some areas of research interest. The film is shot in the Wellcome Library archive stacks, with footage of the archive materials filmed in the Library’s Rare Materials Room. There is a brief sequence from the COI video 'Protect and Survive' which was licensed from the BFI for the project.


UK : Wellcome Trust, 2014.

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1 encoded moving image (03:59 min.) : sound ; colour.



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Wellcome Trust; 2014

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In English.

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Video created by Simon Moore, AV Technician, Wellcome Trust. Voice over by Elena Carter, project archivist, Wellcome Library, 2014. Includes footage from Protect and Survive (1975) courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive; digitised images from, available under CC-BY.


A video produced to celebrate the cataloguing of the Medact archive (ref: SA/MED) in June 2014. The collection charts the history of Medact, an organisation of doctors and nurses who campaigned against nuclear weapons during the Cold War (1980s). The video was showcased at a symposium held to launch the catalogue on 27/06/2014. The event, ‘Beds not Bombs: exploring the archives of anti-nuclear medical campaigning and protest’, was held in collaboration with the University of Bradford Special Collections at the Wellcome Trust.
The poster image for this file is L0075323.



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