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Food, Drink and the Maintenance of Health

Food, Drink and the Maintenance of Health

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Talk, tour and wine reception

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This is part of a series of events accompanying our exhibition, 'FOOD: Recipe or Remedy'.

The event will begin at 6pm in our foyer with a wine reception. Then, from 6.30pm - 7.30pm, you will have the opportunity to hear Professor David Gentilcore on the subject of Food, Drink and the Maintenance of Health, 1500-1800.

How did people in the past decide what to eat and what not to? What factors shaped their decisions? How did they obtain the information necessary to shape these decisions? And how did this information evolve over the course of the ‘early modern’ period (1500-1800)? We shall look at the changing nature of the genre and the sort of advice it provided, as well as some of the key factors which were meant to shape people’s individual relationship with food and drink – taste, gender, locale, occupation, social rank – before attempting to gauge how far early modern Europeans engaged with this advice.

The wine reception will then continue until 8.30pm with tours of our new exhibition.

There will be no strict entry timing so you are welcome to arrive and leave at any point over the course of the evening.

Medical practitioners who are Fellows or Members of the College will be admitted free of charge. Please email library@rcpe.ac.uk if you are a Fellow or Member of the College and would like to be added to the attendee list.

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