In the second of our medicinal plant lecture series of 2018 the programme will focus on the danger of certain plants particularly the plants Agatha Christie mentioned in her novels where poison was the method of crime and there will also be a lecture on the addictive nature of plants.
1.30pm Registration with refreshments
3pm Tea and coffee with garden tours of relevant plants by RCP garden fellows
5pm Drinks reception
6pm Event finishes
Agatha Christie’s botanical poisons by Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of ‘A is for Arsenic: the poisons of Agatha Christie’.
A detailed look at the plant poisons used in the famous detective-writer’s novels.
Addictive plants by Prof. Graham Foster, RCP Garden Fellow and Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary, University of London.
A review of the major plant-derived substances of addiction including morphine, cocaine, and alcohol.