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FACULTY OF THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

SIR HANS SLOANE LECTURE

Title: “William Turner - Tudor Physician”

Speaker: Marie Addyman, BA B.Phil D.Phil

Freelance Lecturer and Researcher

Marie Addyman’s research on the Morpeth physician William Turner (c.1508-1568) goes back over a decade. She co-chaired and offered a series of lectures for the 500th anniversary celebrations of Turner’s birth in his home county of Northumberland in 2008, and continues to provide lectures and publications on different aspects of his work. Turner has long been celebrated as ‘the father of English botany’ and his innovative work recording birds, fishes and mineral spas has also been acknowledged. However, ten years after his death a near-contemporary had described him as ‘the father of English physic’: this, the aim and focus of his work, is only now being recognized. This lecture considers the framework of ideas within which Turner wrote, discusses the limitations of our knowledge about his practice, and looks at the achievement of his work on medical plants displayed particularly in his tri-part Herball (published 1551-1568).

Date: Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Time: 6:00pm

Lecture: Free (No tickets issued, booking advisable)


Please contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Coordinator by 16th April 2017

Email: facultyhp@apothecaries.org or Telephone: 020 7236 1189

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