17th Century Alchemy

Aerial photo of four pairs of hands using different handheld smart devices

Chair: John Christie

Georgiana Hedesan (Oxford), Quintessence and the Fire of Nature: The Alchemical Roots of the 'Universal Solvent' Alkahest

Judith Mawer (Goldmiths London), The theo-magical roots of Thomas Vaughan's alchemy, as expounded in his Magia Adamica or The Antiquitie of Magic (1650)

This session is preceded by 'Alchemical Melodies', a workshop on the musical dimensions of 17th century alchemy, organised by Fabrizio Bigotti (Exeter)


Humanities & Science

Contact name: Georgiana Hedesan

Contact email: georgiana.hedesan@history.ox.ac.uk

Audience: Open to all