Illustrated talk by Dr. Irina Metzler, University Swansea
Irina will discuss general aspects of Medieval health and illness including her own special area of interest, disability. Her evidence is based primarily on documentary sources, but will also include a review of excavated skeletal remains from Bristol sites.
She will also assess topics which are beyond the modern understanding of ‘medicine’, e.g. pilgrimage and Holy wells. The importance of the water supply in Bristol will be evaluated as both a health and economic consideration.
Held in our new venue of the APOSTLE ROOM in CLIFTON CATHEDRAL, PEMBROKE ROAD, CLIFTON,BRISTOL BS8 3BX at 7.30pm.
Ample car parking is available in the Cathedral car park, entrance from Worcester Road off Pembroke Road. The 8 and 9 buses both run along Pembroke Road. The entrance to the Apostle Room is on the same level as the car park, under the main part of the Cathedral.
Guests are welcome at a charge of £1.00 per meeting (no charge for members).
All meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month – do note them in your diary now.