Roman Medicine Day at the East Oxford Community Classics Centre

On Thursday 16th January, the East Oxford Community Classics Centre will be hosting the first of many themed day events.

Medicine Day poster-smallThis event will be themed on the fascinating topic of ancient Greek and Roman medicine, and will involve a day long series of talks and workshops delivered by experts, an exhibition, information and activity stalls and the opportunity to meet some Roman doctors!

The workshops and events during school hours (9-3.30pm) are only open to Cheney School members. However after 3.30pm, visitors are welcome to visit and see the exhibition and information and activity stalls. There will be also be two community events:

4.15 – 5.15pmRoman medicine artefact and activity workshop

A community workshop for all ages which will involve fun and educational activities based on different aspects of Roman Medicine, from making a Roman medical bag to creating clay body parts.

There will also be range of medical artefacts to see and handle, and the opportunity to find out more from experts in this field.

All ages are welcome.

5.30 – 6pm“Too busy to be ill? Medicine and the Roman army”: a talk by Prof Helen King

A lively introductory talk by Roman medicine expert and Open University lecturer Professor Helen King, which will be followed by drinks in the library and an opportunity to see our Roman medicine exhibition.

All are welcome!

There is no charge for this either the talk and drinks or the community workshop, but please book to attend at info@irisproject.org.uk