Heritage Lates: Brilliant Botany – medicinal plants of South America 26 Oct 2018

Join the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre for a celebration of the Museums at Night festival on Friday 26th October.

Tickets are £20 each (+booking fee) and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/2OGUalP

This Heritage ‘Lates’ event will be about botanical medicine where visitors will learn about the powers of two potent South American botanicals; cinchona and curare.

The Heritage Centre will first host a lecture by Kim Walker who will talk about 19th century cinchona; the plant that gave us our favourite gin accompaniment. Dr. Ann Ferguson will present a lecture on the fascinating uses of curare in the Amazon and anaesthesia. Both speakers will bring specimens for guests to get up close and personal with.

There will be a themed drinks and food reception afterwards, as well as the opportunity to visit our museum and see a preview of our new exhibition on curare.

We are releasing a limited number of advance tickets, before releasing more tickets and the final event line-up in August.

Ticket price includes food and drinks at the reception.

Doors open 17:45pm. First lecture will begin at 18.15pm.

Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you purchase a ticket and you are then unabel to attend, please contact the Heritage Centre and let them know. If they are able to re-sell your ticket, a refund might be possible. This will be taken on a case by case basis.

For more information please contact the museum at heritage@aagbi.org.

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