Drinking Up Time

Saturday 10th September, 7-8pm

Venue: The New Beehive 

Take a light-headed stagger through the scientific history of drink in the company of James Sumner, University of Manchester historian and part-time time-traveller. This talk (with occasional shouting) meets Isaac Newton, Humphry Davy and others as they ponder the great questions: Is wine alcoholic? Should beer contain rotting fish? And what spoils drink – microbes, or thunder?

Dr James Sumner

Dr James Sumner with wine box Time Machine


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