Chemical History of England

Dr. William Ward (More Info)

Chemical History of England

Program Dates:
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:


Course Description:
This course will focus on the historical scientific and medical museums and hospitals of London, along with the contributions of British scientists and medical professionals. We will observe the wonders and discoveries of early chemistry and the medical fields, including dental, optical, and pharmaceutical, and enrich our minds with the astonishing experiences of scientists in the past and the obstacles and marvels attributed to them. Museum visits will tentatively include the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the History of Science Museum in Oxford.  Field trips are also planned for specialized sites, including the Old Operating Theatre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the Alexander Fleming Laboratory. 

Completion of one semester of upper-division chemistry study.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 4-6 miles of walking on class days.

Course Highlights:
Day‐trips to various historical scientific, medical, and hospital museums Faraday and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museums History of Science and Natural History Museums Old Operating Theatre, Wellcome Collection, and Hunterian Museums Royal Pharmaceutical Society, British Dental Association, Anesthesia Museums Royal College of Surgeons of England & St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museums British Museum Sherlock Holmes Museum Perfect for chemistry major/minor and pre-dental/medical/optical/pharmaceutical students