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Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages

Daniel Wakelin and Hannah Bower

Saturday, 24 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Experts in medieval manuscripts Professor Daniel Wakelin and Hannah Bower look at some of the weird and wonderful remedies outlined in manuscripts held by the Bodleian Libraries.

Ordinary people, apothecaries and physicians in late Medieval England gathered up practical medical tips for everyday use. While some were sensible herbal cures, many were weird and wonderful. Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages selects some of the most revolting or remarkable remedies from medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian Library.

Wakelin is the Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography. His research focuses on the material remains of English literature between the 14th and early 16th centuries and what they reveal about writing and reading habits.
Bower is in the final year of a PhD at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her thesis is The Problem with Practicality: Rethinking Late Medieval Remedy Collections.

This event is part of St Hilda’s College day at the festival.

 

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine