Events

We hold events throughout the year at Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden. To book, please contact the Museum Office on info@edwardjenner.co.uk or 01453 810631. You can also book online using the links below (please note booking fee applies).

Evening events usually take place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre. Free parking is available in the museum car park. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

Wednesday 25 October, 7:30pm

A talk by Dr Bob Spencer.

Kings and Queens may well have suffered the same diseases as anyone else, but how did they fare when they could access healthcare well beyond the reach of others? And why did some monarchs claim to be healers themselves? Join us for a journey through the history of royal maladies.

Tickets cost £5. Please note this talk is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm.

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Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

(Image © Wellcome Library, London)

The Chantry: Recreating Dr Jenner’s House

Wednesday 15 November, 7:30pm

A talk by Owen Gower.

In 2017, museum staff embarked upon a project to uncover the history of The Chantry, Edward Jenner’s Berkeley home. In this special evening, Owen Gower, Museum Manager, will share some of the remarkable discoveries we made along the way.

Free entry. Tickets are limited, advanced registration is strongly recommended. Please note this talk is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm.

Eventbrite - The Chantry: Recreating Dr Jenner's House

Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

The Butchering Art

Wednesday 6 December, 7pm

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lindsey Fitzharris to Dr Jenner’s House to celebrate the launch of her new book: The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine.

Surgeons are the miracle-workers of the 21st Century, but it was not always so. In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates the turning point in the history of medicine, when pioneering British surgeon Joseph Lister transformed his brutal, harrowing practice into the safe, vaunted profession we know today. It is the story of one of history’s greatest scientific minds and a love story between science and medicine, of how Lister finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end, and saved hundreds of millions of lives in the generations to come.

Described by Stephen Fry as “delightfully morbid and well-researched”, Lindsey is the creator of the popular blog The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice and writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife. She has appeared on Channel 4, BBC, PBS and National Geographic and is a purveyor of gruesome artefacts on social media.

Lindsey will be discussing her book and the work of Joseph Lister with Professor Gareth Williams, author of Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox. Buy your tickets by 23 November and get entry to the talk and a copy of The Butchering Art for £16.99. Or, you can just buy tickets for the talk for £5.

Please note this event takes place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Eventbrite - The Butchering Art

Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

An Evening of Jazz for Christmas

Friday 15 December 2017, 8pm

Join The Park Row Five for wonderful tunes from George Gershwin to Antonio Carlos Jobim, via Duke Ellington and Hoagy Carmichael.

Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Please note this event is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7:15pm, the jazz will commence at 8pm.

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Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.