Friday, 20 May 2016

Constructing Magical Prague: Ghettos, The Golem and the Alchemical Emperor

7.45pm Thursday 23 June 2016
£4 / £2 concessions (
Advance tickets)
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East

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Historian Dr John Callow FRSA tells of alchemy in Middle Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries,and of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, a great patron of the arts and promoter of the occults arts and learning – the forerunner of modern science.

7.45pm Thursday 23 June 2016
£4 / £2 concessions (
Advance tickets)
he Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

London Stone: Mystery and Myth

Sold out (sorry)
Monday 13 June 2016
7.30pm
Change of Venue: 
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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What is the London Stone, the dusty piece of stone in a derelict office block on Cannon Street? The remains of a Stone Circle? A druid alter stone? A Roman mile-stone?Part of a Ley Line? The Palladium of Troy?  

John Clark, for many years curator of the medieval collections at the Museum of London and now ‘Curator Emeritus’, has long been interested in the interplay between history, archaeology and legend in the story of London, from the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth to the burial of Boadicea under King’s Cross station. 

In this talk he investigates the ‘real’ story of London Stone, in Cannon Street, and the way in which myths have developed around it .


Doors 7pm. A small cash bar will be available for alcoholic drinks on the night.
Sold out (sorry)
Monday 13 June 2016
7.30pm
Change of Venue: 
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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Snake Oil! The Golden Age of Quackery in Britain and America

7.45pm Thursday 26 May 2016
£4 / £2 concessions (Advance tickets)
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of advertised medicines and health devices - some harmless, some strange and some downright fraudulent. 

Caroline Rance of the popular history of medicine website, The Quack Doctor, explores how patent medicine vendors attracted and retained customers, and how the medical establishment attempted to put a stop to their lucrative activities.

7.45pm Thursday 26 May 2016
£4 / £2 concessions (Advance tickets)
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East
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