TUES 16th Jan 2018

On This day the 16th Jan 2018

 Brit Museum   Elgin Marbles

1759; The opening of the British Museum, at Montague House, London.
Access often depended on who you were and who you knew.
Permission had to be given by the librarian and only 10 people an hour were allowed in.
Its permanent collection numbers some eight million works and is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence.
It illustrates and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present day.
Apart from some exhibitions, it;s free - visit with Glee GOSH

1859; The National Portrait Gallery opened to the public in Great George Street.
There were only 56 portraits and viewing was by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The National Gallery is free apart from some exhibitions - give us a grant GOSH

1870; Britain's first woman doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, passed the final exam of the Medical Faculty of the Sorbonne and became a fully qualified MD.
The medical profession still reflects the gender pay gap today...
It matters not if one is heterosexual or gay GOSH

The Elgin Marbles are still in the British Museum.
Wonder if the EU will now help us lose our marbles...