GCSE History pupils trip to the Old Operating Theatre and Medicine Galleries
On Thursday 14th October 2021, GCSE History pupils enriched their study of the history of medicine on a trip to the Old Operating Theatre and the medicine galleries and the Science Museum. Sitting in the oldest surviving operating theatre in Europe, the pupils were taken back to the 1820s, as our expert historian ‘brought to life’ an operation without anaesthetic and antiseptic!
The pupils were then able to explore the artefacts and medical instruments before visiting the Science Museum and the newly opened medicine galleries, where they could explore the history of medicine from medieval times to present day.
A fantastic day was had by all, a superb complement to their study of medicine as part of their GCSE History course.
All pupils were engaged and we received excellent feedback on their participation and positive attitude from the expert historian!