Behind the Scenes: special events

Good morning everyone! I hope you're having a great Monday. Today's "Behind the Scenes" article is focused on special events. This past weekend we joined over 50 cultural and historic sites for Doors Open London, during which we encouraged people to explore the museum free of charge. Thank you to the 560 visitors who made... Continue Reading →

Tell Us Where You’re From

I have come to realize that my hometown of London, Ontario is an internationally known corner of the world. Until I began my summer at Banting House NHSC I was somewhat oblivious to the international visitors the Forest City welcomed. What continues to amaze me is how Canada's London has become that sought after destination... Continue Reading →

Dear Dr. Fred…

Prior to the discovery of insulin, diabetes came as a death sentence to anyone who was diagnosed with it. Little could be done to help the innumerable people world wide suffering from the disease. Patients were put on a starvation diet - less than 1000 calories per day - which potentially lengthened their life, but... Continue Reading →

Welcome!

Welcome to the Banting House Blog! In the early hours of a late October morning in 1920, Frederick Banting woke from a fitful sleep and wrote down 25 words that ultimately led to the discovery of insulin. Today, the house where he conceived that idea has been turned into a museum honouring the life of... Continue Reading →

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