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Our events programme covers a wide range of pharmacy history topics.  We hold 3 evening meetings each year, and annual conference, a summer visit, and a joint meeting with a School of Pharmacy.  Click on an event below to find out more.
Apothecaries Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ
Monday 1st June 202017.30
Cost: Free

In partnership with the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, Sydenham Lecture.

Dr Freya Harrison, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick.

Can exploration of historical medical texts lead to the discovery of new medicines? Freya Harrison is a microbiologist working in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. In 2014 she co-founded an interdisciplinary consortium to investigate remedies used to treat infection in pre-Enlightenment Europe. Working with colleagues from across the sciences, arts and humanities, the AncientBiotics consortium aims to datamine historical medical texts to uncover patterns of natural product usage, and to identify, reconstruct and test remedies which may lead to the discovery of novel antimicrobial compounds.

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