Banting’s Books for World Book Day

For World Book day, we thought we would dig up one of Banting’s books. Although there are many to choose from, his Fellowship Examination Papers booklet can provide some inspiration. In 1918, Frederick Banting took the examinations in the hope of joining the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, it didn’t go so well […]

Uncovering Banting’s Last Moments

Sir Frederick Banting is known for saving the lives of countless diabetes patients through his discovery of insulin. However, the mystery which surrounds his death challenges the story of his medical work as the most riveting portion of his elaborate narrative. This is a tale of cutting edge top-secret research, wartime military service, and possible […]

Taking the Lead at Banting House!

As a summer intern at Banting House, I have spent most of my time thus far learning the ropes – but this week, I am taking charge of the entire museum! Our curator, Grant, is taking a well-deserved break, and thus I am the only staff member in the museum (although help is always just […]

What Would You Save in a Fire?

A few weeks ago, Grant, the curator at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, came across an article that talked about what a museum would save in a fire. He thought it would be a great to have the volunteers here at Banting House share what they thought should be saved if anything were […]

A Generous Donation from the London Police Service

Today at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada we were lucky to receive a donation to the collection from the London Police Service. The London Police Service had found a framed license plate associated with the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother to Canada in 1989. They recognized how important this historical artifact […]

Banting’s Apothecary

Dr. Banting occupied three of the rooms of Banting House NHSC while he lived here from June 1920 to April 1921. His office and bedroom tend to get a lot of attention and hold meaningful messages about Banting and his time in London, but what about the third room? Banting used his third room in the house […]

Banting and the Nobel Prize

The 2014 Nobel Laureates received their awards earlier this week on December 10th. The awards are presented to individuals or teams that contribute to the betterment of the world through research in areas such as Physics, Chemistry, Economics, and Literature. Being named as a Laureate is a great honour and there are only a handful of people […]