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Wellcome Library Insight: Nourishing the Nation

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11/10/2011

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Think Jamie Oliver’s campaigns are new initiatives? This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – ‘Nourishing the Nation’ – may make you think again.

Drawing on archives and illustrative materials from our collections, the event will explore the work of the medics and scientists who helped shape and publicise nutritional knowledge in the 20th century.

From the ‘Bran Gang’ and debates over the evils of highly refined foods, to the growth of the modern ‘nutrition media’ in all its complexity, trace the roots of our current anxieties over what is and isn’t good to eat.

The event takes place at 3-4pm this Thursday (13th October) and is part of our current Recipes and Remedies season. The session will also includes time for you to view documents and archives from the Wellcome Library’s special collections.

For more information on attending, see the Wellcome Collection website.

Image: Advertisement for Simpsons Fish Dinner at the Three Tuns, Billingsgate Market, London

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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