A History of Opium

 
 Starts at 7:00 pm

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the ‘Milk of Paradise’ for millennia. The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief from pain – and hugely addictive.

In this talk, cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today’s synthetic opiates.

It is a tale of addiction, trade, crime, sex, war, literature, medicine and, above all, money.

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2019-06-19 19:00 2019-06-19 19:00 Europe/London A History of Opium Cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today’s synthetic opiates. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/06/19/a-history-of-opium-201517 Century Club,61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue,London,London

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61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London,
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