Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above
Archaeology Now: The Anglo-Saxon Medicine Cabinet
A series of FREE talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work. These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects.
THE ANGLO-SAXON MEDICINE CABINET: ANCIENTBIOTICS & MODERN MICROBIOLOGY
Wednesday 4 November
Antibacterial resistance is a very real threat, with no new antibiotics on the horizon.
Our research team of mircobiologists and a scholar of medieval language, decided to approach infection from a different angle, by looking at medieval remedies. Experiences from the project (which have been reported in local, national and international news) will underpin this talk on interweaving medieval medical approaches with modern anti-microbial research.
Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor in Viking Studies, School of English and Dr Freya Harrison, School of Life Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences.