John Dee: art, science, magic

When and where

11 July 2016
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

John Dee: art, science, magic

Monday 11 July 2016, 5-8pm

Please note this event is now SOLD OUT

Join us for a special evening lecture exploring the remarkable objects in the RCP's ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’ exhibition, with talks from Wellcome Library and Science Museum experts William Schupbach and Katie Dabin.

Tickets £5 per person | Public event – open to all

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  • 5pm: arrival, registration and exhibition viewing; talks begin at 6.30pm
  • 6.30pmCrystal gazing: Dee’s immortal instruments - Katie Dabin, curator of clinical & research medicine at the Science Museum, provides a close encounter with the captivating objects that assisted Dee’s pursuit of knowledge – his crystal and sharkskin obsidian mirror
  • 6.50pmThe darker side of Dee - William Schupbach, librarian of the iconographic collections at the Wellcome Library, explores the story of Henry Gillard Glindoni’s extraordinary representation of John Dee performing an experiment before Queen Elizabeth I within a circle of skulls. William has published on a wide range of paintings, prints and photographs from the historical collections of Henry S Wellcome
  • 7.10pm: Q&A followed by exhibition viewing
  • 8pm: event closes