Event Details

Deadly Nightshade: The Darker Side of Edinburgh's Medical Past

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Tour Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s medical history. From forensic murder trials and the body-snatching Burke and Hare to the sumptuous history of poisonous plants and their more nefarious uses. Learn the story behind the College’s collection of genuine murder weapons, discover the darker histories in our medical texts and learn of gruesome illustrations that uncover the dramatic lengths that medicine has gone to in order to pursue its goals.

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Programme

Deadly Nightshade: The Darker Side of Edinburgh's Medical Past

 

 

18.30

Deadly Nightshade: The Darker Side of Edinburgh's Medical Past
Tour begins in the Great Hall, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1jQ

19.30

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Fees

Admission to this event is £10 for a standard ticket, £7 for a concessions ticket. You can register for this event here.

Further information is available from:

Iain Milne

i.milne@rcpe.ac.uk

Tel: 0131 225 7324

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Further Info

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Interactive map and directions

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

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