Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Come to the College’s spectacular hall to be shocked by our seventh Fringe event. Hear about the characters ‘curing’ diseases with millipedes and celestial beds, and the use of innovative devices such as the miracle whirling spray and the magneto-electrotherapeutic machine... 

Physicians, Plants and Poisons

Physicians, Plants and Poisons

Sibbald Library productions return to the spectacular RCPE Great Hall with a new show linking botany and medicine in Edinburgh. We dip into the College’s wonderful collection once more and learn about doctors growing medicinal plants in turbulent times, pioneering women botanists and what not to eat. 

Edinburgh Medical Detectives

Edinburgh Medical Detectives

Professor David Purdie and college librarian Iain Milne return to this spectacular venue with a show linking Edinburgh, medicine and crime. Royal murder, bodysnatching, medical police and Sherlock Holmes spring to life from the college’s archives...