Medicine through Time History Projects

2 days / 1 night

Overview

2 days / 1 night

With a wealth of visits available, London is an excellent choice for groups studying the ‘Medicine through Time’ topic.  Experience a surgical operation in the time before anaesthetic and antiseptic in the oldest operating theatre in Europe, take a Guided walk focusing on why there were such huge changes in people’s health during the 19th century and visit the world's largest space dedicated to the history of medicine at the Science Museum.

“Helen was absolutely fantastic - she was always happy to help with any queries I had and was very prompt in her replies. I couldn't commend her highly enough.” 

FK

Curriculum focus

  • Edexcel: Medicine through time, c12 50-present
  • WJEC EDUQAS: Changes in Health and Medicine in Britain – causes of illness and disease.
  • AQA Shaping the nation, Thematic Studies: Health and the People: c1000 to the present day.
  • AQA: Health and the People
  • OCR Medicine Through Time: Medicine in modern Britain

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Workshop and guided walk at the Old Operating Theatre
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to London. Visit to the Old Operating Theatre. Experience a surgical operation in the time before anaesthetic and antiseptic in the oldest operating theatre in Europe. Guided walk focusing on why there were such huge changes in people’s health during the 19th century, specifically through the fight against cholera. Evening meal.

  • Day 2

    Visit The Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum - creating a magnificent new home for the most significant medical collections in the world. Three thousand medical artefacts will go on permanent public display in the world's largest space dedicated to the history of medicine.  Return travel to school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • The Shard was designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. It has become the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1016ft.
  • The Tower of London is draped in history, first established by William the Conqueror and dating back to 1066. It has been the home of the Crown Jewels since the 1100’s. The Tower of London is now a World Heritage Site and one of London’s major tourist must see attractions.
  • A visit to the museum supports the GCSE ‘Medicine through Time’ syllabus, and allows students to investigate who Florence Nightingale was. They are able to discover who the real person was and deepen their understanding of Florence’s achievements, moving beyond the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ legend.