James Parkinson: the Shaking Palsy and beyond

11 September 2017 19 September 2017


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | Janet Walwyn | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first codified description of the condition that we now know as Parkinson's disease. Its author, James Parkinson, called it the Shaking Palsy. Parkinson's talents, however, stretched well beyond neurology. He was a political agitator, general science writer and an influential geologist - all aspects of his work that are showcased in this selection of his writings from the collections of the Bodleian Library.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


Admission free.

This event is listed under: Displays; Free events
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