Monthly Archives: November 2013

The great gourd

I have had a joyless time filling forms today. So I thought I’d blog to cheer myself up. And what better way to cheer oneself up than talking pumpkins. Last week, I went to Cambridge to give a paper at the History … Continue reading

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The lentil-cook and the pumpkin-seller went to market

While preparing a workshop on papyrology for our second-year undergraduate students, I came across a papyrus that made me cry with laughter. It may not have the same effect on you – I think you need to be at the end … Continue reading

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Let the Sun Shine

As this is published, I will be giving a joint lecture for the British Society of Pharmacy and the Welsh School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. I was really honoured to be invited to do this, and I feel this … Continue reading

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