Anatomical Discoveries in 18th century London (walking tour)

25th May 2016
14:40 – 17:00 (drinks afterwards)
Meeting point: Strand Campus reception area


This year’s third Medical London Excursion for SSHM students and staff will take place on the 25th May. We will be heading out on a guided walk by the renowned historian Richard Barnett, followed by drinks at a nearby pub or café.

Once a term, SSHM invites staff and students to explore the rich and unique medical history of London through a series of museum trips. These events provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet across programmes and interact with staff outside of the department.

This year’s third excursion will start at 14:40 on Wednesday 25th May. We will be heading from Strand Campus to a guided walk presented by Dr Richard

Barnett. Dr Barnett is the author of several books on the history of health and medicine, and a professional guide as well as a lecturer on the history of disease and health at the University of Cambridge.

The talk explores the role London played in the anatomical discoveries of the eighteenth century. As we’ll discover, those gory advances were not just the private pursuit of physicians and surgeons – lectures, operations and even dissections were performed openly in the public gaze.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience afterward through either an individual or group writing exercise, which will be eligible for publication on the departmental blog: (socialsciencehealthmedicineatkings

Additional information will be circulated before the outing. Please register through Eventbrite (via the link on the right) and feel free to get in touch by email if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!
Annette Rid & Rob Flanagan

@SSHMatKCL #KingsMedicalLondon

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