This is the 2nd lecture in the RCP's medicinal plant lecture series and will include talks on the use of plants in medicine based on archaeological evidence from Roman Britain as well as the medicinal aspects of coffee, tea and chocolate.
3pm Tea and coffee with garden tours of relevant plants
5pm Event finishes
'Box, Beer and Barley: Archaeobotanical evidence from Roman Britain'
Dr Lisa Lodwick
Archaeobotany, the study of ancient plant remains, tells us abut a wide range of human-plant relationships in the past. Using examples from recent work at Silchester, London and farms across the countryside of Roman Britain, this talk will explore what we know about the use of plants in gardens, farming, brewing and medicine based upon archaeological evidence.
'Medicinal aspects of coffee, tea and chocolate'
Dr Noel Snell
This talk will look at the history of our favourite beverages and their use for a variety of established and experimental conditions including asthma, COPD, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, dementia and Parkinson's disease.