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London High Society

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

It’s lunch time in my office, and that means it’s time to raise up from a stack of student papers and enjoy the riches of “the Internets.”  Top of the list today for any lover of alcohol and drugs history should be the online component of London’s Wellcome Library High Society exhibit, the analogue version of which will be closing in just a few days.

High Society at the Wellcome

I’m hard pressed to say which is more engrossing, High Tea, an interactive game in which you play a British opium smuggler in the Pearl River delta, or the Drug Experiences database.  Points readers with a longer lunch break than mine may wish to contribute to the latter– in the spirit of scholarly inquiry, of course.



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