Virtual  All Around the University – Firsts and Inventions in the History of Medicine

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Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
31 May 2021 Special 6 pm 7 pm Summer

Guided by Rick Jones


Meet your guide – here’s Rick talking about the tour.

What could be more appropriate during a plague than a medical tour of London? This 50-minute virtual tour (which can also be done as a live 90-minute walking tour) follows a circular route around the buildings of University College London (UCL) whose reputation for medicine is second to none in the world. People and places associated with the College have been responsible for the first vaccine, antiseptic and antibiotic in the world and the unseemly 1846 race to produce the first anaesthetic saw a dentist and a doctor at UCL coming second and third to a practitioner in the USA. Another UCL student walked into a pub in Cambridge in 1953 and announced the discovery of the secret of life – the structure of DNA. All this and more….

And here’s Rick wearing another one of his hats…


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