Plagues, pox and pestilence

  • 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm on Friday 02 November 2012


Plagues Pox Pestilence

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012 Shortlist event by Richard Platt

Event details

The book is a fascinating and humorous exploration of plagues and diseases throughout history, told from a pest’s point of view, featuring memorable characters such as Professor Ratty and his tsetse fly lab assistant!

Join us this evening for a chance to meet the author, take part in a range of activities like making a nosegay to ward off plague, make a lucky charm and some lotions & potions – plus, see a real plague doctor in a lively debate with a modern-day doctor and meet the gruesome barber surgeon!

With medieval feast included, don’t miss your opportunity to be at this fantastic event and book your tickets now.

Attending this event

A limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis for this free event. Pre-booking with the venue is essential. Please call 01904 615505 to reserve your ticket.

More information about the event and venue is available on the Jorvik DIG website.

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The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people.


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