Jon Baines ToursBill and Helen Bynum

Bill Bynum is Professor Emeritus at University College London. A Yale graduate in medicine, he began his career in the history of medicine with a Cambridge PhD before moving to the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. His 'History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction' and 'A Little History of Science' have been translated into 14 languages. Bill also edited the Penguin 150th anniversary edition of The Origin of Species.

After a PhD in the History of Medicine from University College London, Helen Bynum lectured at the University of Liverpool before beginning a freelance career as a medical historian and popular science writer. Together with Bill she edited 'Great Discoveries in Medicine' before turning their attention to the world of plants and their histories in 'Remarkable Plants that Shape our World' and 'Botanical Sketchbooks'. ‘Team Bynum’ have led and lectured on successful tours and cruises for Jon Baines Tours.

Bill and Helen Bynum will be leading these tours

Cambridge University Botanical Garden.

Botany, Gardens and The Origin of Species

2 - 6 Aug 2021

This rewarding tour with expert tour leaders, Bill and Helen Bynum, takes you deep into the UK’s long connection with all things botanical. Darwin’s botany is often overlooked in the story of...
Cape flowers in spring time

Wildflowers, Wine and the Cape Floral Kingdom - Botanical Histories in South Africa

4 - 18 Sep 2022

The Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa is one of the richest areas of plant biodiversity in the world. This tiny region on the southern tip of South Africa has been identified as one of the world's...
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