Medicinal plant lecture: dangerous plants

When and where

16 July 2018
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

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Medicinal plant lecture: dangerous plants

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
2pm         Lecture
3pm         Tea and coffee with garden tours of relevant plants by RCP garden fellows
4pm         Lecture
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.

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