Up Close and Medical: Behind the Scenes at London’s Medical Museums – 3 Day Course – In-person


Event Details


Up Close and Medical: Behind the Scenes at London’s Medical Museums – 3 Day Course

 Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July 2022

 The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and the London Museums of Health and Medicine are running a new three-day course this summer which will give participants a unique insight into London’s medical history. From the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret (the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe) to the recently opened Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum attendees will hear specialist talks from curators and historians on locations and objects which shaped the development of medical practice. Other sites visited include the Royal College of Physicians Garden of Medicinal Plants, Apothecaries’ Hall,  the British Dental Association, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Cardiovascular Society.

 Course outline

Exploring both the places and people that have put London at the centre of medicine, this course will take you behind the scenes of London’s finest medical museums to discover extraordinary stories and objects that have shaped how medicine is practised and experienced from the past until today.

From herbs to heart surgery, pharmacies to paramedics, false teeth to forensic pathology, exploring London’s museums provides remarkable insights into humanity’s age-long campaign for good health.

Attending this course you will:

  • Gain a better sense of history of medicine with a focus on the health challenges faced by Londoners past and present
  • Get behind the scenes access to incredible places of medical history
  • Get hands on with extraordinary objects

Course information

Participants can sign up for the whole course or specific days (the number of places on each day varies due to venue capacity). A discounted rate will be available for students. Full programme details will be available shortly.

Programme and application form – click here
Book your place – click here


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