Timothy Walker talks about how mankind has exploited the medicinal properties of plants for thousands of years. The role of plants in modern medicine is still considered to be peripheral by many yet plant products are used everyday to relieve pain, heal wounds and cure diseases. Cost: £10 for members, £12 for guests, Aylesbury
Vauxhall pleasure gardens on the south bank of the Thames entertained Londoners and visitors to London for 200 years. Managed from 1729 by developer and impresario Jonathan Tyers it grew into a cradle of painting, architecture and music. Christopher Woodward explores what we can learn from Vauxhall Gardens about how we improve London’s...