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Medicinal plant lectures 2024: 12 April in-person

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12 April 2024
London | Online

Medicinal plant lectures 2024: 12 April in-person

The medicinal garden has been designed to be a wonderfully calm space in the centre of London. One of the joys of the garden is its unique and bespoke collections of plants that offer living examples of the history of medicine, ranging from the era of the pyramids of Egypt to today’s life-saving prescription drugs.

The medicinal plant lecture series was started so we could share stories and information about the garden and the history of medicine. We are delighted to host these events three times throughout the year. 

At each event, you can look forward to lectures given by speakers in the field.


1.30pm – Registration and refreshment

2pm – Welcome and introduction

2:05pm – Plants, poisons and pots: an exploration of English delftware drug jars and their contents

Briony Hudson, director, Amersham Museum

3pm –​​ Break –​​ There will be refreshments and guided tours of the garden during the break between 3pm and 4pm for those attending the in-person event.

4pm – Fruit bruised and fried in an iron pot and applied to yaws cures them: exploring the indigenous and enslaved African medicinal cures collected by Dr Alexander Anderson (d.1811) at the St Vincent Botanical Garden

Dr Christina Welch, reader in religious studies, University of Winchester

5pm – Close of meeting

Please note that any presentations delivered at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP.

Online attendance

If you can't attend in person, this event will be streamed via the RCP Player. Click here to book your place.