Heritage Lates: Brilliant Botany - medicinal plants of South America
Join the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre for a celebration of the Museums at Night festival on Friday 26th October.
This Heritage 'Lates' event will be about botanical medicine where visitors will learn about the powers of two potent South American botanicals; cinchona and curare.
The Heritage Centre will first host a lecture by Kim Walker who will talk about 19th century cinchona; the plant that gave us our favourite gin accompaniment. Dr. Ann Ferguson will present a lecture on the fascinating uses of curare in the Amazon and anaesthesia. Both speakers will bring specimens for guests to get up close and personal with.
There will be a themed drinks and food reception afterwards, as well as the opportunity to visit our museum and see a preview of our new exhibition on curare.
We are releasing a limited number of advance tickets, before releasing more tickets and the final event line-up in August.
Ticket price includes food and drinks at the reception.
Doors open 17:45pm. First lecture will begin at 18.15pm.
Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you purchase a ticket and you are then unable to attend, please contact the Heritage Centre and let them know. If they are able to re-sell your ticket, a refund might be possible. This will be taken on a case by case basis.
For more information please contact the museum at aGVyaXRhZ2UgfCBhYWdiaSAhIG9yZw==.
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