Special event
Pleasant vices: a history of pleasurable food

Friday 25 May 2018,
18.30–20.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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At this delectable event a panel of experts will explore the cultural backgrounds behind some of our ‘pleasant vices’ – alcohol, sugar, chocolate and aphrodisiacs – in relation to the British Museum’s collection and beyond.

Hosted by acclaimed food historian and artist Tasha Marks, the panel includes food and wine expert Susan Boyle, chocolatier and pâtissier Paul A Young, and Jennifer Evans, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire.

This event relates to a forthcoming British Museum YouTube series with Tasha Marks, available from early May at


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Photo: Tasha Marks.