Medicine through time

Session outline

Meet three people who each made a contribution to our understanding of medicine: Al-Zawhari, author and surgeon from the Early Islamic World, Florence Nightingale, the Victorian pioneer of nursing and Alexander Flemming, who discovered the first antibiotic.  Explore the galleries to discover some unusual medical objects from the past and try and work out the purpose of each object in an object-handling activity.

Length: About 90 minutes

Number of children: Up to 32

Availability: Usually Mondays or Wednesdays, 10am or 12:30pm

Curriculum Links

KS2 History National Curriculum, aspect or theme that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
KS2 History National Curriculum non-European society, early Islamic civilisation