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Why are we able to use geometry or study Aristolian philosophy? When did doctors first learn to isolate infectious patients or remove healthy tissue around a malignant tumour? The ancient knowledge was gathered and enhanced during the Islamic Golden Age of the 7th - 15th centuries AD. Join local historian Dr Judie English for a fascinating talk outlining the discoveries of some of the polymaths and the waxing and waning of the culture which supported them.