Second Medical London Excursion: Royal College of Physicians museum & garde...

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Royal College of Physicians

1 St Andrews Place

Regent's Park

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This year’s second Medical London Excursion for GHSM students and staff will take place on Wednesday 1st February 2017. We will be going on a tour of Royal College of Physicians (RCP), including the museum and medicinal garden.

Once a term, GHSM invites staff and students to explore the rich and unique medical history of London through a visit to a place of interest. These visits provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet across programmes and interact with staff outside of the department.

The next excursion will start at 14:00 on Wednesday 1st February 2017. We will meet in the lobby of the Royal College of Physicians for a tour of the RCP museum and gardens:

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/about-rcp/venue/museum-garden-and-architecture

The museum contains rich collections of medical history and practice, gathered over five centuries since being founded by Henry VIII. The RCP’s building has a fascinating architectural history too, often voted as one of the top modernist buildings in London.

Our tour will include the temporary exhibition 'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne.’ This exhibition ‘…explores RCP physician, philosopher, collector, and polymath Thomas Browne’s curious approach to the world through his writing and his collection. His collection reveals a fascinating perspective on 17th-century scientific and medical research.’

We will get the chance to explore the medicinal garden which has been described as 'the most interesting garden in London', with over 1,300 plants used as medicine or which commemorate physicians.

Students can reflect on their experience afterwards through either an individual orgroup writing exercise, eligible for publication on the departmental blog:

https://globalhealthandsocialmedicine.com

Please register through this Eventbrite page for your free ticket and feel free to email Priya: shanmugapriya.umachandran@kcl.ac.uk if you have any questions.


We look forward to seeing you!


Priya Umachandran & Annette Rid


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