Celebrate the Lunar Society at Erasmus Darwin House
3rd February 2017
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Following the celebrations commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Lunar Society, Erasmus Darwin House returns with another programme of full moon lectures and events throughout 2017 exploring the society’s lasting legacies.

Along with their popular series of lectures on the Lunar Society, their highlights this year include a full moon cheese and wine evening at the invitation of the Mayor and Sheriff of Lichfield in May.

As one of the Mayor’s supporting charities this year, they are delighted to be joining hands in their fundraising efforts for local charities.

They are also excited to welcome back internationally-published author Wendy Moore as she promotes her new book The Mesmerist.

Her newly anticipated book traces the unusual story of John Elliotson, the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound with hypnotism.

The Herb garden will receive a full and fitting showcase in June during their 18th Century gardens weekend with a talk from University of Birmingham doctoral student Elaine Mitchell, followed by guided tours, exploratory trails and children’s activities.

Their annual seminar day in October will see short talks by academics and museum professionals on Collections, Collectors and Collaborations in the 18th Century followed by an optional evening meal and talk on Lunar Man and medical doctor William Withering at his former home at Edgbaston Hall.

Check out the Lunar Brochure to see all the upcoming events at the Erasmus Darwin House.

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