This joint meeting between the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry and the Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science will take place on Saturday 11 October 2003 in the Conference Room of the Science Museum Library, South Kensington, London, SW7, starting at 10.45am.

Programme 10.45 Coffee and Introduction

11.00 Dr Paul Craddock, Department of Scientific Research, British Museum “Metal Distillation in the Medieval Period, an Early Application of Science to Industry.”

12.00 Dr Barrie Cook, Curator of Late Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Coins (to 1800), British Museum “Crime Against Currency in 12th and 13th Century England. Counterfeiting of the Coinage.”

13.00 LUNCH

14.30 Dr Alan Williams, Reading University “The Creation of the Suit of Armour in Italy in the 14th Century.”

15.30 Tru Helms, Independent Researcher “Document Based Speculations on 15th Century Italian Bronze Casting Technology.”

The meeting will close at 16.30.

The meeting fee is £5 and a special conference lunch at the Polish Hearth Club, 55 Exhibition Road, will also be available at a cost of £10 per person. For further information please contact the Hon. Secretary, Anna Simmons [email protected] or see our website