September Meeting – Dr Joy Hawkins – A&E in the Middle Ages

Our September meeting is on Saturday 19th at 2.00pm in Broome Village Hall.

Our guest speaker is Dr Joy Hawkins. Joy is Tutor in Humanities and History at the University of East Anglia. She specialises in medieval medical history, especially sensory disabilities and the diagnosis and treatment of ailments in late medieval England. Her PhD was on the causes of and responses to blindness in the Middle Ages. Her current research interests focus on bodily fluids, and she spends a great deal of time thinking about blood, pus and urine.

Joy’s talk will be about Accident & Emergency in the Middle Ages and some of the procedures and methods used. It promises to be fascinating. No doubt there will be plenty of bodily fluids and mangled limbs so you may want to consider carefully what you have for lunch. A lettuce leaf or two may suffice.

All welcome. Light refreshments will be available (no meat pies).

Broome Village Hall is in Sun Road, Broome, NR35 2RW.

Members £2.00, non-members £3.00


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