May 2017

“In paynted pots is hidden the deadliest poyson”: English Delftware Drug Jars

Welcome to The Arts Society North Bedfordshire
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.


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.