Archives

The Association’s archives date from its foundation in 1932 and record its development. We also hold the private collections of individuals, societies and institutions related to the history of anaesthesia. Please contact the Heritage Centre for details or to make an appointment to visit us. Access is in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Records are generally open unless access would contravene the Act.

What's in the Archives?

Amongst our archives you'll find records of the AAGBI as well as a large collection of photographs.

For more information, please contact us.

Heritage Centre Opening Hours

The Heritage Centre is open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00.

To avoid disappointment, please contact us before your visit. Free entry

 

Archive Film

In the 1940s, the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics made a series of training videos. The Wellcome Collection has made these available online. More videos are available online.

Spinal Anaesthesia Video, 1940s

Photographic Collection

The archive holds several photographic collections and includes images of well-known anaesthetists, equipment and slides used as teaching aids. For more information, please contact us.

Edgar Pask conducting life jacket experiments during the Second World WarEdgar Pask conducting life jacket experiments during the Second World War.