2017 Oxford Seminars in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
(Seminars will be on 3 May, 10 May, 17 May and 14 June)
Wednesday 17 May – 15:00-17:00, Maison Francaise d’Oxford (2-10 Norham Rd, OX2 6SE)
18th Century Chemistry in Britain
Chair: John Perkins (Oxford Brookes)
Speaker: Katherine Allen (Oxford)
“Furnish Herself of Very Good Stills”: Distilling Household Medicine in Eighteenth-Century England
Speaker: John Christie (Oxford)
Make your Own Volcano: Early Modern Alum Production in Britain
The seminar is free of charge, and anyone with an interest in the history of alchemy, chemistry, medicine or the sciences is invited to attend. The format is two or three papers followed by a Questions & Answers session. Participants are also invited to join us for a drink afterwards, and/or dinner with the speakers.
For more information, questions or directions to the venue, please feel free to contact Georgiana Hedesan at firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you’d like to read up on the subject, here are a couple of suggestions for titles available in the Unit Library:
- Household medicine in seventeenth-century England by Anne Stobart (R486 STO 2016 and online through Bodleian Libraries computers)
- Opening closets : the discovery of household medicine in early modern England by Jennifer Kay Stine (GN477 STI 1997)
Come and talk to us if you’d like any help finding resources.