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Soutra - Disease & Superstition: Medicine in the Middle Ages

Date(s): 4 October 2017

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Cost: £2

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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUTKicking off out Heritage Lottery Funded project Soutra: Surgery & Superstition join Surgeons' Hall Museums' Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, for an intimate talk on disease in the Middle Ages.  Cat will discuss common early diseases, associated superstitions and the slightly suspicious treatments. Get up close t…


Soutra - The Art of Storytelling with Mary Kenny

Date(s): 14 October 2017

Time: 11am-4pm (including a break for lunch, not provided)

Cost: £6.50 adults/£4 concessions

Age Restrictions: 16+

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Traditional storytelling is one of our oldest art-forms and a unique way to share our history, heritage and experiences. As part of Soutra: Surgery & Superstition, a Heritage Lottery Funded project, and in league with professional storyteller Mary Kenny, we are delighted to offer a practical introduction to live storytelling and associated skil…


Soutra - Medieval Elixirs

Date(s): 17 October 2017 - 18 October 2017

Time: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

Cost: £4

Age Restrictions: 9+

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The Middle Ages were a grim time to be sick! With no antibiotics available how were illnesses and diseases treated? Join our Learning Team to discover some of the weird and wonderful cures/remedies that were available from a medieval apothecary. Have a go at preparing a poultice, make a scented bag to ward off the plague and create your own marvell…


Digging into the Mysteries of Soutra with Dr Brian Moffat

Date(s): 19 October 2017

Time: 7pm

Cost: £2

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The medieval Soutra hospital was built just off the Royal Road; the main route between England and Scotland, and dates back to 12th century. It was run by Augustinian monks looking after the poor, travellers, pilgrims and the elderly, as well as those who were unwell. Dr Brian Moffat, led an excavation at Soutra Aisle during  the 1980’s , and has l…


Soutra - A Cabaret of Pestilence

Date(s): 27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Time: 19.00 - 22.00

Cost: £9 adult/£6.50 conc

Age Restrictions: 12+

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Join us for A Cabaret Of Pestilence, a multi-disciplinary showcase event, the culmination of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Soutra: Surgery & Superstition which features as part of the Museums at Night weekend and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.  Inspired by Soutra, the Scottish medieval monastic hospital, early surgery …


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