Follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale on a specially designed tour that brings her remarkable history to life on the 200th anniversary of her birth.
This tour immerses you in her life in England, before she travelled to the battlefields of the Crimea and the hospital at Scutari in Istanbul, where the wounded arrived in their thousands. It was the shocking conditions that she encountered during the war that spurred her on in her campaign to improve conditions in army hospitals, which continued throughout her life and helped establish modern nursing practice. In London, which formed the centre of her professional life, hear how she campaigned for improvements in health care, hygiene and nursing. Travel to Hampshire in southern England and visit grand Embley Park, a former home of the wealthy Nightingale family, and the Nightingale family burial site, as well as one of her childhood homes in Lea Hurst in Derbyshire. Throughout the tour you will hear talks from your experienced tour leader, Janice Liverseidge, as well as local experts.
Janice Liverseidge is a Director of the Royal Society of Medicine which provides over 400 cross specialty educational meetings each year and is the home of one of the largest medical libraries in the world. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia. More recent travels have taken her to South America, Burma, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
All itineraries are subject to change according to local conditions.