Registration now open for SSHM’s First Medical Excursion to Old Operating Theatre Museum, Nov 11

Once per term, postgraduate taught students in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine are warmly invited to explore the rich and unique medical history of London through an engaging series of museum trips and guided walks.This term’s Medical London excursion is now open for registration (for SSHM postgraduate students):

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014, 14:00 – 17:30 (followed by drinks or Nuffield Council lecture)
Old Operating Theatre Museum

Old operating theatre
The excursion will start at 14:00 on Tuesday November 11th, heading from Strand Campus to the unique Old Operating Theatre museum, before taking a seat in Europe’s oldest operating theatre itself for an insightful talk on medicine and surgery in an age before anesthetics. Please note that unfortunately there is no step-less access, given the nature and location of the old operating theatre.
After the visit the group will head out on a guided walking tour provided by the museum, taking in parts of old St Thomas’ Hospital and London Bridge. After exploring the rich medical history of the area, those still standing are invited to refreshments at a nearby pub or they can move on to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics annual lecture.This year, all museum entry fees and transport costs to the venues are generously being covered by the KCL Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy. As well as being highly educational, these events provide an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to meet across programmes and interact with staff in an informal setting. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience afterward in short essays (around 1000 words), either individually or in groups. The best essays will be published on the departmental blog!

As places are limited, please register by 30 October under if you are planning to attend and cancel your registration if you can no longer make it. Any remaining spaces will be opened up to other students in the department after 30 October.
Feel free to get in touch by email ( if you have any questions.
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