Tagged: society

Launch of the Psychedelic Society

Psychedelic drugs have fascinated and delighted humans for thousands of years. Studies indicate that they can leave people calmer, happier, kinder and more open-minded, and they are being investigated as a treatment for a range of psychiatric illnesses. Although the...

High Society at the Wellcome Collection

According to their press release the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition High Society  “explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture” and challenges “the perception that drugs are a disease of modern life”. Indeed, it was my impression that...

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,...

High Society by Mike Jay

‘High Society – Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture’ by Mike Jay is due to be published on November 8th 2010.  Produced in conjunction with the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of the same name (November 11th – February 2011) in London, the...

Albion Dreaming: An interview with Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts is a writer and the author of ‘Albion Dreaming – A cultural history of LSD in Britain’. The first book to deal exclusively with the impact of LSD on British culture ‘Albion Dreaming’ is a thoughtfully researched space into...

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