Date: Monday 6 February 2017, 5:30pm
Venue: UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX
(Nearest tube: Russell Square)
Event: British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture
The Syon Abbey Herbal (before AD 1517), the last monastic herbal in Britain
John Adams, Member, Syon Abbey Research Associates
Overview: The Syon Abbey Herbal, written by their last known librarian,
was also the last herbal to be compiled before the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, and gives an insight to the common ailments, their treatment, and healthcare in general in the Tudor period. The library at Syon, almost completely lost, was one of the best in Europe, and contained a wide range of up to date printed medical and astrological-medical books unavailable elsewhere in Britain, as well as rare medical texts in English.
No admission charge, all welcome.
Refreshments from 5pm.