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...

Resonance Dreaming: Nitrous Oxide, Nos and Hippie Crack

I wonder how Humphry Davy (1778-1829) felt the instant he partook of a Nitrous oxide hit? Davy was a Cornishman who, in 1799/1800, published one of English literature’s oldest works of drug writing[i] and pioneered an enlightenment-fuelled exploration of the gas.