Medicine at War

A walk to mark the commemorations of many of Britain’s most notable conflicts, examining the ever-changing role of medics at the front line. 

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Throughout the history of human conflict, medical practitioners have found themselves in the midst of carnage.

From bone-setters on Renaissance battlefields, to ships’ surgeons at sea, the birth of modern nursing in the Crimea to the cutting edge critical care of the world’s first global conflict. 

Military medicine has always been in the avant-garde of developments to medical science and practice.

Waterloo medal

With the ongoing centenary of The Great War in the forefront of many people’s minds this walk through London’s medical quarter examines the ever-changing role of those with a vocation to heal through ‘the seven ages of military medicine’ from the Ancient World to The Western Front and beyond.

The walk will conclude in Cavendish Square, with a visit to the Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre. 

For dates visit Our Calendar page here. To arrange a private group tour any time contact us by email at 

The walk commences at The Royal College of Physicians  and lasts between 2½ and 3 hours including a highlights tour of the Royal College, its museum and collections*. 

The tour costs £12 per person click here to book online  BOOKONLINELOGO_large

A small number of tickets are available on a turn up and pay basis on the day. These places are limited and payment should be made to the guide in cash. 


“Medicine at War” is also available as a private tour at any time by prior arrangement, subject to a minimum charge.

For further details or to make a group booking for a private tour please contact us at 

* On occasion access to the Royal College of Physicians may be limited due to events or works being carried out.

Click here for a map and directions to the Royal College of Physicians.