“In paynted pots is hidden the deadliest poyson”: English Delftware Drug Jars
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
The Addison Centre, Addison Howard Park Bedford MK42 8PN
A beginner’s guide to these beautiful yet practical vessels, drawing on the collections at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
How to book this event:
North Bedfordshire DFAS <01234 213926>
ABOUT THE LECTURER
Ms Briony Hudson
Studied History at Cambridge University, and Museums Studies at Leicester University. Having worked at museums as diverse as Hereford Cider Museum, the V&A, and Wakefield Museum, Briony was Keeper of the Museum Collections at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society from 2002 to 2010. Publications include English Delftware Drug Jars: The collection of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Jacob Bell: a useful and honourable life. Past President of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, and lectures to wide-ranging audiences on wide-ranging topics relating to pharmacy history.
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