Plagues and Pestilence: Past and Present (10am-12.30pm)
Focusing on the history and eradication of two infectious diseases, smallpox and polio, including the part played by Edward Jenner and his vaccine in the demise of smallpox.
Tutor: microbiologist Dr Tim Mason
Forensic Science and Sherlock Holmes (1.30-4pm)
The rising power of the forensic witness in early 20th-century England and the ‘forensic science fiction’ of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Tutor: analytical chemist Dr Carrie Parris, who has made a study of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle
Cost: £10 (£12 to non-members)