A Sion College seminar with Pen Vogler

Gin & other crazes: the social history of food in Britain

A Sion College seminar with Pen Vogler - on Zoom

Thursday 21st January 2021: 7:00 for 7:30pm

Pen Vogler is a food historian and author of Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain, Dinner with Mr Darcy and Dinner with Dickens. She edited Penguin’s Great Food series, writes about food history for the press and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC television.

In this seminar Pen will take a close look at gin, to show us how it has provoked unique horror and fascination, and why attempts to end the ‘gin craze’ of the eighteenth century had repercussions up to the present day.

Applicants to this Sion College seminar are asked on the application form to confirm their postal address. Attendees will be sent a copy of Pen’s book, Scoff (RRP £20), as well as a gin sample package during the week before the event.

If you have not yet registered for online payment you will be asked to do this and your registration will need to be validated by the Administrator before you can use the facility. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in. Payment is taken by PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account. 

Please note

  • Cancellations notified after Sunday 10th January 2020 will not be refunded
  • The Zoom link will be sent out to all attendees a few days before the event
  • Attendees will be expected to honour any food choices submitted in advance
  • Application to this event will be taken as confirmation that you are happy for your name and address to be shared with the John Lewis Partnership for this purpose
  • It is Sion College policy that no events are recorded

Sion College events are often over-subscribed and each place is generously subsidised. If you are offered a place but are unable to attend for any reason, please let the office know so that your place may be offered to another. In the event of failure to attend without notice after being reserved a place, the Court will require a refund of the subsidy.  Application for a place at any Sion event constitutes acceptance of this proviso.


Event Details

Event date: 21st January
Applications open: 11th December
Applications close: 10th January
Price: £10.00

Event Properties

Event Date 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 21-01-2021 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-12-2020 8:00 am
Cut off date 10-01-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price £10.00
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