Ruth Downie

Ruth Downie is the author of the New York Times bestselling Medicus, as well as Terra Incognita, Persona Non Grata, Caveat Emptor, Semper Fidelis, and Tabula Rasa. She is married with two sons and lives in Devon, England.


No place like Rome: Writing a Roman medical murder mystery

Friday 24th March - 17.00 - 18.00

Join Ruth Downie as she explores the background to her latest crime novel, featuring her reluctant hero, Roman medical doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso and his British wife, Tilla. Meet the dodgy doctors, runaway slaves, unsavoury undertakers and unscrupulous landlords of Imperial Rome. Discover ancient medical recipes you won’t want to try at home, and find out what ends up on the cutting room floor of a historical murder mystery.

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Dinner Debate: Overpaid, Oversexed and Over here - what did the Romans do for us? Ruth Downie, SJA Turney & Simon Scarrow

Saturday 25th March - 19.00  SOLD OUT

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