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The Enlightened Mr Parkinson


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James Parkinson is now remembered for his 1817 Essay on the Shaking Palsy which first defined the condition we now know as Parkinson’s Disease. More than this he was a surgeon, geologist, vaccinator and political activist who put his own life on the line when he became embroiled in a supposed plot to kill King George III. In this talk Dr Cherry Lewis will examine the many achievements of this most remarkable man.

Tickets cost £5. Buy online from the link below, email us: info@edwardjenner.co.uk, call 01453 810631 or pop into the museum to book your place.

Our talks are popular and advanced booking is always recommended.

Please note the talk will take place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm, the talk commences at 7:30pm.

Image credit: 'The Villager's Friend and Physician' by James Parkinson. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY