History of Medicine Conference

Your classroom is invited
to attend an unprecedented event
designed specifically for psychology, science
and history students.

Discover the hidden past of modern medicine in this compelling and unique programme designed for curious young people. Venture to the hospitals, institutions, laboratories and even battlefields of the past in a series of immersive talks delivered by experts in their respective fields.

The History of Medicine Conference – in addition to being a fascinating day out for your students – has been designed to connect to fundamental objectives or key themes in your science, history or psychology curriculum. 

Students will be captivated by a series of gripping talks, curated to directly complement the science, history and psychology curriculum.

Educators will be provided with a comprehensive curriculum guide outlining the national curriculum objectives that each presentation meets.

This will allow you to bring this experience back to your classroom for further discussion or exploration.

Get a taste of what your students can expect:

SCIENCE: Wow your biology and chemistry students with stories of how the early understanding of the basic tenets of these subjects inspired the physicians of yore.

HISTORY: Enrich your history of medicine curriculum with a day packed full of in-depth explorations of medicine throughout history

PSYCHOLOGY: Peek through the windows of Bedlam: history’s most infamous psychiatric institution.

Conference Details

Talk Series and Speakers

More incredible speakers will be added to this list shortly. Please watch this space!

Caroline Smith
Interim Director
Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Professor Andrew Gregory
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Speaking about: Magic + science
University College London

Dr Christopher Solomon
Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine
Speaking about: History of forensic medicine
Oxford Brookes University

Dr Julie Anderson
Speaking about: The history of war and medicine
University of Kent

Cheryl Lancaster
Speaking about: The history of stem cell research
Durham University

Dr Gary Enever
Consultant Anaesthetist
Speaking about: The history of anaesthesia in dentistry


Intrigued? We’d be delighted to welcome you to this unprecedented conference.

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Date and Time
November 7, 2017 or November 14th, 2017
10 am to 4 pm

Central London, England (TBC)


The conference will begin promptly at 10 am and conclude at 4 pm. We recommend arriving at the venue at 9:30 am for registration and seating, which will be allocated on the day.

Two breaks – a short interval and a longer lunch – will be provided for attendees at designated times.

Refreshments will be available for purchase in the area surrounding the venue – further information with regard to this will be provided in a welcome pack upon registration. Attendees are invited to pack their own lunches however, please note that these will not be able to be consumed at the event venue.

Merchandise will be available for purchase at the event – at this time, only cash will be accepted.

£25 per student
One teacher attends free for every 10 students.

It’s an unmissable experience for your students.

Inspire and enrich your students’ interest in SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY by demonstrating the incredible history and evolution of these subjects and their principles.

Encourage your students to think critically about the applications of SCIENCE in the real world and beyond the SCIENCE classroom, and how this has changed over time.

Provide a unique opportunity to meet and hear from world-leading experts in the fields of HISTORY of SCIENCE and MEDICINE. It is the first event of its kind that directly complements the secondary school HISTORY “Medicine Through Time” topic.

Immerse your students in an educational, enjoyable and engaging day. The experience will broaden your HISTORY classroom’s view of the history of medicine and inform students’ understanding of how the field of medicine has evolved over time (both scientifically and socially).

Create a forum for your students to meet likeminded classrooms from across the country and become part of a worldwide network of young people with similar interests.