Malta has a long and colourful history, its strategic naval location attracting the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines. In 60 AD St Paul brought Christianity to Malta via a shipwreck and the Arabs conquered the island in 870, leaving indelible marks on its language and culture. Malta was an extension of Sicily until 1530, when Charles V bequeathed Malta to the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, leading to its golden age from 1530 to 1798. Learn about Malta’s long and fascinating medical and military history from its earliest days until its independence in 1964.
The tour will be led by Professor John Richardson and accompanied by speaker David Vassallo, both of whom will share their expert knowledge throughout the tour, providing a level of access and insight into Malta not available to the everyday visitor.
Professor John Richardson is Emeritus Defence Professor of Primary Care and General Practice. He has led study tours worldwide and was a medical escort to parties of veterans on journeys of remembrance for the Royal British Legion. He has also run many history of medicine battlefield tours. He has visited 80 countries and worked in 41 of them as a doctor. John has previously led tours for Jon Baines to China, Central Asia, India, Turkey, Central America, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Namibia, Ethiopia, Indo-China and Burma. He has also given lectures and been tour leader on cruises.
$2,160 per person (excluding International flights and airport transfers)