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The Gideon De Laune Lecture is named in honour of the Royal Apothecary, who was largely responsible for the grant in 1617 of the Royal Charter which separated the apothecaries from the Grocer's Company, of which they had been a part for several centuries. The Charter established the Society as an independent City Livery Company. The Lecture has been given annually since 1960, two Lectures having been delivered before the foundation of the Faculty. The topic of the Lecture is usually concerned with the history of the Society or of Apothecaries in general
Lecturer: Dr Sachiko Kusukawa, PhD MPhil (Cantab) FRHistS
Lecture title: "Picturing the Materia Medica: The Role of Images in the Study of Medicinal Plants in the Renaissance"
5pm - The library is open to view our collection
5:30pm Tea in the Court room
6pm Main Hall - pre lecture
Dr Sachiko Kusukawa, Speaker and Dr Tina Matthews, President of the Faculty