In this fascinating talk, award-winning historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris tells the story of the critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today. Conjuring up the grisly world of Victorian surgery, the talk reveals how one of Britain's greatest medical minds finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end.
This event takes place within our London Festival Hub. Our Hub venues are all within a 5-minutes walking distance from each other so you can easily travel between talks. Remember: there's a 20-25 minute break between each talk to make it as easy as possible to get to the talks you like.
A limited allocation of discounted tickets is available for recipients of Universal or Pension Credit, full-time students and those under the age of 16. Concession-priced tickets are sold on first-come-first-served basis, and once sold no further tickets are available by any method of booking. Concession prices may not be applicable on top price tickets for certain events. Please note discounts cannot be combined and you will be asked for suitable identification.