Feedback from the event:
"Enthusiastic staff talking about their fascinating work"
"Well-presented and varied presentations that make the subject easy to appreciate and understand"
"Really interesting evening linking history, literature and classics"
The audience enjoyed...
"The range of presentations and the enthusiasm of all. The sound and natural atmosphere. I was really impressed; this was my first visit!"
"Interactions with the presenters and students around phage, plague and historic data"
"The opportunity to view exhibits and speak to researchers in the interval"
"Very interesting and well worded talks"
About the event
On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the School of Life Sciences (SLS) held its fourth Public Science event of the 18/19 academic year – Back to the Future: How Studying History Helps Medical Science.
This event was organised by Dr Freya Harrison (SLS), with support from Dr Antonia Sagona (SLS), Dr Caroline Petit (Classics Department), Dr Sophie Mann (History Department) and Dr Kathryn Woods (History Department). Each gave a talk on topics within the exciting subject of medieval medicine covering information such as Monstrous Births, Bacteriophage therapy, Galen and Ancient Antibiotics.
A 40-minute break in the middle allowed audience members to look at a selection of posters highlighting the research within the department. Posters were supplied by members of SLS and students from the Classics department. A plague demonstration where audience members had to fire ‘plague infested’ jelly babies over a castle wall was provided by Professor Kevin Moffat and Dr Robert Spooner.
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- Dr Caroline Petit (Classics)
- Dr Freya Harrison (SLS)
- Dr Kathryn Woods (History)
- Dr Sophie Mann (History)
- Dr Antonia Sagona (SLS)
|Dr Caroline Petit describes the use of Nigella seeds to make an ancient inhaler.|
|Dr Freya Harrison discusses Medieval Antibiotics|
|Busy poster session|