Lucinda Hawksley, author of 'Bitten by Witch Fever,' will talk about wallpaper, fashion, medical mystification and serial poisoners, about death by arsenic and how it became a constant topic in Victorian newspapers.
Charles Booth’s 'Poverty Maps' were an unprecedented street-by-street document of London living conditions. More than a century later, this remarkable survey still reveals much about inequality in the capital.
Author and magician-turned-experimental psychologist Matthew L. Tompkins shows us how magicians and psychics in the 18th century used deception to blur the lines between our world and the supernatural.
'The Spectacle of Illusion' is the official book accompanying the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition 'Smoke and Mirrors'. The exhibition opened 11 April 2019, and you can prepare yourself for going to the exhibition by reading an extract from the book here.