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William and Peter Turner, Physicians

William and Peter Turner offer a rare example of a medical dynasty in early modern England. This seminar is designed to situate the life of William Turner (c.1508-1568) within the broader political and religious changes of his time brought about by four Tudor monarchs, including his education at Cambridge, his experiences abroad, and his change of career from physician to clergyman. We follow the family story through by looking at the life of his son Peter (1542-1614), his involvement in politics, his career as a physician, and his work in getting his father’s Herball into print.

10.00-10.15 Doors open and welcome by Sheila Clark.
10.30-11-20 Marie Addyman: The life and times of William Turner.
11.20-11.40 Coffee break.
11.40-12.30 Marie Addyman: Peter Turner: career physician and religious politician.
12.30 Session ends with light lunch.

A £5 donation per participant would be welcome to go towards the ongoing development of the gardens at KEV1 School. Book with

To find the school

From Newcastle:

As you come off the A1 at the sign for Morpeth, you go through the village of Clifton and keep following the road all the way to the main bridge for Morpeth (Telford Bridge) which you come to just before the town centre.

As you come over the bridge onto the mini roundabout, take the 2nd exit (right) and through pedestrian lights immediately to another mini roundabout. Take the first exit. Travel about 100 yards to another mini roundabout. Take the first (left) again. Follow the road up to the top, past the car park with Next shop etc on your right, straight on the over the mini roundabout, past a zebra crossing to the next mini roundabout and the next mini roundabout too (in quick succession). Keep going straight on past the circular walled garden on your right, and the church on your left. As soon as you past the church you are facing the bottom of Cottingwood Lane. The school is at the very top of the lane and only takes 2 mins to get there. 


In the future, don’t forget your past