Andrew Connell from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh sent me a charming book with a cd of 7 poems which had been commissioned for the quincentenary of the College. I had made a remark praising Pandora's Light Box at the time of my visit to Surgeons Hall. One of their poems 'The Eye in the Hand' by Andrew Greig was particularly interesting, so I've gone back to Andrew Connell suggesting they get a stethescope or listening device for visitors to appreciate around the opthalmic section of the museum.
Many thanks to Andrew Connell (A.Connell@rcsed.ac.uk )
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The Edinburgh Festival is over and I’m catching up on some visits made during the festival. These will be brought together in terms of city walks, river walks and even a canal walk, together with some bus trips, train trips and the odd car trip. Yesterday (30th August) I was scheduled to do an interview at Radio Scotland studios in The Tun in Edinburgh, and having got to the bridges in good time, I decided to check out what was going on in Surgeon’s Hall, in Edinburgh. This is a magnificent building and during my childhood it stood out against some rather sleazy buildings, shops and a flea pit known as the La Scala cinema officially, but was always referred to as The Scabby Lala. Edinburgh’s cinemas had a tradition of having chummie seats in the rear!