Live History Class: Georgian Health and Medicine

A series of black and white scientific line drawings of parts of the face, eyes and noses, surrounded by various historic medical tools.⁠

Join our virtual history classes on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30pm BST to learn about key aspects of the Georgian period, when Benjamin Franklin was living in London. Together we will uncover the past and develop historical skills!

In this class, we’ll explore health in the Georgian era and the development of modern medicine. We’ll find out why it was common for women to faint and why there was an anatomy school at Craven Street. We’ll even have a go at making our own smelling salts!

Activity materials: Epsom salts, essential oils (available at low cost at most pharmacies), course sea salt, small container or pouch

Most suitable for KS2 and KS3 (US Grades 2-8) but all ages welcome!

Watch the full class below: