Wellcome Collection books explore health and human experience. From birth and beginnings to illness and loss, our titles grapple with life’s big questions through compelling writing and beautiful design. In partnership with leading independent publisher Profile Books, we champion essential voices and fresh perspectives across history, memoir, psychology, medicine, and science.
Wellcome Collection is a free museum that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health by connecting science, medicine, life and art. It is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that supports science to solve urgent health challenges, working in more than 70 countries, with a focus on mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.
How to be a Renaissance Woman
Beauty, make up, power: plunge into the intimate history of cosmetics
Am I Normal?
The riveting history of the strange science of the 'Normal', and the origins of an anxiety-ridden modern obsession
The Story of the Brain in 10½ Cells
Peer into a microscopic world – and fall in love with the beauty of the brain
A vital, eye-opening exploration of race and health
Throughout human history, every single one of us has been born from a person. So far. But that is about to change. Scientific research is on the cusp…
A brilliant and mind-bending exploration of brainwashing and thought control
This Book is a Plant
The way we think about plants is about to change forever: this is your handbook to a new natural world.
An eye-opening account of how robotics, computing and AI are altering what it means to be human – from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Soldier
The War of Nerves
A major new history of the Cold War: exploring the conflict through the minds of the people who lived it
The Greek and Roman body in all its (surprisingly human) glory
Something Out of Place
A blistering, galvanising essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
After the Storm
Emma Jane Unsworth
A raw, relatable call-to-arms account of motherhood, breaking the silence on postnatal depression