The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is holding a meeting examining the significance and reception of John Dee’s work on Saturday 28 May 2005 at the English Department, Birkbeck College, 30 Russell Square, London beginning at 10.45am.


10.45 Coffee and Introduction, Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck College, University of London

11.00 Nicholas H. Clulee: Frostburg State University “The Alchemical Significance of John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica.”

12.00 Hilde Norrgren: Independent Scholar “John Dee and Johannes Panetheus’s Voarchadumia.”

13.00 Lunch Interval (lunch is not provided)

14.15 Peter J. Forshaw: Birkbeck College, University of London “The alchemical reception of John Dee in the seventeenth century.”

15.15 Penny Bayer: Independent Scholar “Lady Margaret Clifford’s alchemical receipt book and the John Dee circle.”

16.15 Drinks and discussion

The meeting will close at 17.00.

The meeting is open to all at a fee of £10.00 (including tea and coffee).

For a registration form please see or contact Dr Anna Simmons on [email protected] or at the Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA