As in other areas throughout history, women’s accomplishments in medicine have been overlooked or ignored. This tour aims to shine a light on the outstanding women who pushed boundaries in health and social care, politics, society and medicine. With a highly experienced tour leader, Janice Liverseidge, and a wide range of visits with expert speakers and guides, this tour delves deep into the rich and under-explored history of women in medicine in the UK. Each day focuses on a particular part of a multi-stranded narrative, encompassing visits in London, Derbyshire and Bristol. This tour can be experienced as a whole, with or without accommodation, or you can book individual days. There is a discount if you book on the entire tour.
The seven days focus on Apothecaries and healers; Nurses and international influences; The military; Florence Nightingale and women and epidemics; Pioneers, politics and women doctors; Midwives and birth; and Bristol and the world.
Learn about the 1000-bed ‘flatpack hospital’ Florence Nightingale designed with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and took to the Crimea on the SS Great Britain; the woman who introduced inoculation to Britain; the first female doctors and surgeons, including one who conducted the first successful Caesarean operation; and many other pioneering, determined and visionary women at all levels of medicine.
To book on the whole tour, click on the red 'Book Now' button below. To book on individual day/s, please call the office on 0207 223 5618 / 9485.
Until recently Janice Liverseidge was Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. 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, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.
Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
Costs by day as indicated. For whole tour (excluding hotel accommodation): £995 per person. For whole tour (including hotel): £1,587 pp sharing.