High Society Exhibition
The Wellcome Collection’s exhibition ‘High Society’ explored the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture, challenging the perception that drugs are a disease of modern life. A visit to the exhibition by staff and students of the MSc in Addiction was precededed by lectures in the King’s College Great Hall at the Strand, and explored different facets of drug use to enhance our understanding and enjoyment of the exhibition.
A number of Podcasts of the these lectures have been recorded (Audio only) .
Introduction to the Session - Dr Kyle Dyer
De Quincey and Opium- Professor John Strang
Parasite and Paradox: Elementary Insights into the Nature of Addiction as Disease- Dr Tony Moss
Addiction and History- Professor Griffith Edwards