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John Dee: Scientist or Sorcerer?
Fri 21 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
As part of this Year’s Cityread Book Prophecy by SJ Parris the whole capital will be reading a book set in London 1583. Waltham Forest Libraries are hosting various events to celebrate this year's Cityread campaign.
Astrology, magic and alchemy, all practices scorned by science today were believed and trusted by princes and politicians in Elizabethan England. One man called upon these ancient arts to guide Elizabeth I through the most momentous events of her reign. His name was John Dee.
William Bird will be our host and talk us through John Dee's world of secrets and sorcery.
Suitable for Ages: Adults
Please book online or visit your local library where a member of staff would be able to book on your behalf.