The King and The Quack – T317 (Face to Face & Online)
28 February 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GMT
George III’s memory has been defined by his mental health, often being referred to as ‘Mad King George’. Local historian and author Mike Ramscar will illuminate
you on the reality of George’s condition based on contemporary archive material, including documents from Surrey History Centre.
Mike will demonstrate how the failure of orthodox medicine drove members of the royal family to engage unqualified ‘quack’ practitioners such as James Lucett.
Learn more about Lucett’s methods and how he led the way for humane treatment of those with mental illness.
This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.
Booking in advance is recommended.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.