For The Viriconium Palace #4 we invited medicinal herbalist Kamaldeep Sidhu. Kamaldeep (Kam) is a Medical Herbalist, teacher, scientist and researcher practicing from an evolutionary perspective at the Urban Fringe Dispensary, Bristol.

There are a multitude of prisms through which the practice of herbal medicine can be looked at and engaged with: health - botany - the marginalisation of medicinal practices by pharmaceuticals - ancient practices - the esoteric - the effect of modern day living - the oppression of women lay healers during the Medieval Inquisition, and the place of herbal medicine in the context of an increasingly privatised/lost NHS.

Over the course of two evenings, the conversation was led by those who attended, allowing for an open approach to Kam's specialist background and knowledge.