Tagged: britain

The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England since the 1960s by Sarah G. Mars

Originally published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan, ‘The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England since the 1960s’ is written by Sarah G. Mars. At the time of publication, Mars was Qualitative Project Director, Heroin Price and...

Pleasures and Pains by Barry Milligan

‘Pleasures and Pains: Opium and the Orient in Nineteenth-Century British Culture’ (1995) by Barry Milligan utilises a multidisciplinary approach, including psychology, literary criticism, history and psychology, in order to examine the relationship between Britain and the Orient. Broadly speaking a...

Psychedelia Britannica by Antonio Melechi (Ed)

Originally published in 1997 ‘Psychedelia Britannica’ is a collection of essays dealing with the cultural history of psychedelics in Britain, edited by Antonio Melechi. The book looks at psychedelic drugs through the context of literature, music, psychiatry and the counterculture...

Interview: Leaf Fielding

Leaf Fielding is the author of ‘To Live Outside the Law’, a book that chronicles Leaf’s life and his involvement with the production and distribution of LSD during the 1970s in Britain, which led to his imprisonment during the police force’s infamous Operation...

Events Review: Drugs in Victorian Britain

The ‘Drugs in Victorian Britain’ symposium was held at the Wellcome Collection, London, on the 11th and 12th of February, 2011 as part of their High Society exhibition. Friday evening was a showing of the Magic Lantern, a Victorian visual...

High Society – Drugs in Victorian Britain

A special event, called High Society – Drugs in Victorian Britain, is being put on to support the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition High Society , which is on in London till February 27th, 2011 (and, having visited this past week,...

Albion Dreaming By Andy Roberts

‘Albion Dreaming’,  written by Andy Roberts, was first published in 2008 by Marshall Cavendish. The book explores the history of LSD use in Britain, charting the military, scientific and cultural use of the psychedelic since its introduction in 1952. Joining...

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