History, medicine and culture intertwine on this fascinating journey through Morocco. Much has been written about the role of Baghdad, Spain and Sicily in the rise of Islamic science and civilisation and its impact on the world. Less has been said about Morocco, even though Morocco’s role was decisive as it was the principal route by which ideas and also people travelled between East and West. Travel from Tangier to the royal city of Fes, onto Rabat and Marrakech. Learn about developments in medicine and science in Morocco, explore magnificent architecture and gardens, and enjoy Morocco’s rich cuisine.
Tour leaders Bill and Helen Bynum are medical historians and their wide-ranging knowledge encompasses medical, scientific and botanical history. They will give a range of enlightening and thought provoking talks throughout the tour.
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.
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.
$3,122 per person (ground only not including international flights and airport transfers)