April 2021

'In Paynted Pots is hidden the Deadliest Poyson': English Delftware Drug Jars

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:00

This lecture demonstrates that drug jars have an undervalued role to play in understanding medical practices in the 17th and 18th centuries.


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.