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A Short History of Poison and Power


Sat 30 Jul 2016, 2:00pm

Where: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Museums Wellington

Socrates. Cleopatra. Julius Caesar. Adolf Hitler. Alan Turing. What do they all have in common? Death by poison.

The talk will cover some of the most famous instances of poisoning in history, those who committed them and our potential future with toxic and nuclear warfare.

From poisoning princes and popes to the anti-nuclear movement, be thrust into the world of deceit, power, politics, and all that comes with it.

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