Past Event

Meagan Allen - Roger Bacon, Medieval Alchemy, and the Prolongation of Life

March 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Event Description

Roger Bacon believed that by using alchemy, one could create medicines that would significantly extend human life. This event explores exactly how Bacon thought these medicines would work and puts him in the context of 13th-century medical practice.

Event Speaker

Meagan Allen, Cain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science History Institute

Event Information

Free and open to the public. No registration required. The event will be streamed via YouTube. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Science History Institute