An interactive lecture delivered by science and history experts along with dramatic interludes, will explore the poisonings and their social impact. In 1858, arsenic from a Shipley druggist was added to humbugs instead of a cheap sugar substitute called daft, and the lethal lozenges were sold by Humbug Billy at his Bradford stall. Twenty people died and more than 200 were seriously ill. In the next ten years legislation was introduced to control food adulteration, pharmacy practice and dangerous substances. The Humbug Billy Lecture raises awareness of the Bradford Arsenic Poisonings and their relevance to bio-medical science in Victorian times and today. This interactive lecture aims to inform and widen all audiences’ understanding of food adulteration, the control and labelling of dangerous substances, and pharmacy practice.
Two sessions Ticket A 10.30 -12 noon and Ticket B13.30 - 15.00
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