Autumn Seminar 8 "A Trip Down Gin Lane"
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Geraldine is the editor of the website Gintime and published The Mixellany Guide to Gin in 2009. She will explore how the 'crystal clear marriage of neutral grain spirit and exotic botanicals' became an integral part of the bartender's repertoire, from medieveal monasteries and medical applications to its modern popularity among trendy London drinkers.
Also, Adrian Teal, popular cartoonist and illustrator of the Q.I books will discuss his new compendium The Gin Lane Gazette and sign the copies for sale. Expect to imbibe lashings of Hendricks Gin at this event!
Entry fee includes wine and other refreshments
Doors at 6:30pm for a prompt 7pm start
All museum information is available on www.potts-pots.blogspot.com
When & Where
Barts Pathology Museum (Queen Mary, University of London)
Full list is at http://www.potts-pots.blogspot.co.uk/p/events.html
**Please bring ID to receive alcohol at events**
Refunds/exchanges for evening events may be offered at the discretion of Barts Pathology Museum only if requested 48 hours before ticket sales end. (This doesn't include cancelled events which are automatically refunded.)
Prior to the appointment of myself as the current Technical Assistant Curator, the museum was in a state of disarray. As medical teaching changed to include virtual reality scenarios and more pharmaceuticals, the need for the study of anatomy and pathology pots declined. Without funding the pots and the infrastructure of the building suffered and it wasn't until a couple of years ago that a donation was secured to renovate the collection.
I was the lucky one who was appointed to conserve the pots in October 2012. I am only just over a year into a two year project so this should explain the reasons we are not open daily like museums such as The Hunterian Museum or The Grant. There were no real plans to have any events in the Pathology Museum but after I completed conservation of the first floor it seemed that an experimental series of seminars and lectures would be a good idea. With the support of my line manager (Steve Moore) and the Curator of the museum (Professor Paola Domizio) we have been able to open the doors for those events only as a means to begin engaging the public with the collection. In a year or so our opening hours may be very different so please bear with us and support us by attending our events as we fight to save this museum!
Many thanks, Carla Valentine