Last week saw the opening of Miracles and Charms, two exhibitions at Wellcome Collection – Infinitas Gracias: Mexican miracle paintings and Felicity Powell: Charmed Life – which explore faith, hope and chance.
As part of a season of events to coincide with Miracles and Charms, the following free talks will seek to elucidate the themes of the exhibition through the holdings of the Wellcome Library.
Science and Faith in the Middle Ages – Thurs 20th October, 6pm-7pm
Explore medieval approaches to science through the Wellcome Library’s rich manuscript collection.
Edward Lovett’s Folklore Collection – Thursday 10th October, 3pm-4pm; Thursday 19th January 6pm-7pm
Discover the world of Lovett – the inspiration for Charmed Life – through his correspondence held in the Wellcome Library.
More details on these and other related events, are available from the Wellcome Collection website.
Image: Sketch made by Edward Lovett, showing districts of London where Lovett had collected blue amulet necklaces, which were thought to protect the wearer from illness (WA/HMM/CO/Ear/532).