Plants in Medicine event for Dundee Science Festival

From the Curator of Museum Services, University of Dundee :
 
Plants in Medicine: From ancient history to cutting-edge treatment
 
Tuesday 12th November 2013, 5pm-7pm
 
Medical School Foyer, Ninewells Hospital
This special drop-in event for Dundee Science Festival explores the use of plants in medicine, past and present. 
 
Pharmacist Joe Richards and herbalist Terrill Dobson will be on hand to discuss how plants have been used in treatment and therapy. 
 
A variety of fascinating artefacts from the Tayside Medical History Museum’s collections will be on show and vistors can have a go at making pills by hand the old-fashioned way. 
 
You will also be able to find out about the new physic garden being created at Ninewells Hospital, recently featured on the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden. 
 
You are welcome to come along at any time between 5 and 7pm, but Joe will be giving a short informal talk on Poisons and Potions at 5.30pm and Terrill will be speaking on medicinal plants at 6pm.
 
Free admission – all welcome!
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Searching Your Family History Online

The Dundee Science Festival takes place on Sunday 6th November. 

The Festival includes a special event on genealogy, which will be attended by experts from brightsolid online publishing. They will be able to offer advice, suggestions and tips to anyone who is looking to find out more about their family history, as well as helping those whose research appears to have reached a dead end.

The ScotlandsPeople Team will also be there to offer demos of how the website works, as well as giving help and advice about the best ways to use online records to trace family ancestors who lived in Scotland. 

The event is FREE to attend and runs from 11.30am to 5pm, with hourly talks taking place on the hour between 12 noon and 4pm. You don’t need to book a place, so you can just turn up on the day. 

The location for this event is the DC Thomson Building at Meadowside, Albert Square, Dundee (directly opposite the statue of Robert Burns).