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First Medical London Excursion

Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 14:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

First Medical London Excursion

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Once a term, we will be exploring the rich and unique medical history of London through a series of museum trips and guided walks. These events provide an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to meet across programmes and interact with staff outside of the department.


The first 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 that 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.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience afterward in short essays (around 1000 words), either individually or in groups, or submit other reflections on the tour (e.g. poem, drawing, collage). The best pieces will be published on the departmental blog (providedyou agree). Please send your work of ~500-1000 words (if you are writing) to (cc by 11th December.

Background readings and additional information will be circulated before the outing.

Image of the Old Operating Theatre 

Do you have questions about First Medical London Excursion? Contact Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

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King's College London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 14:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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