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13:15 - 13:55 18 June 2013

Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the Museum of London: Plague Bones: how London’s Black Death became a tropical disease


The Weston Theatre | Museum of London (link Map)
150 London Wall | London | EC2Y 5HN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Carole Reeves, UCL Centre for the History of Medicine

At its height the Black Death claimed the lives of 7,000 Londoners every week. The Museum of London excavated a plague cemetery in the 1980s but it was not until 2011 that technology revealed the true identity of the disease. UCL researchers are examining similar burial grounds to prove that another ‘English’ pestilence – ‘marsh fever’ – was actually malaria, now one of the great scourges of the developing world.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


click here to watch the lecture live on the day at 1.15pm