In Victorian Britain, a women’s place was considered to be in the home and children were treated as “expendable”. On this walk through some of Bloomsbury’s Squares, we hear about the first hospital specifically for children; a hospital founded thanks to the efforts of two sisters seeking care for their grandmother who had suffered a stroke and meet some the women pioneers of medicine and science.
The walk starts at Russell Square Station and will end in Torrington Square, a short distance from Russell Square Underground station. It will take between 1.5 and 2 hrs.
This free to attend guided walk is part of Camden’s annual arts programme Camden Vox.
This walk is organised by the Camden Tour Guides Association – one of the Knowledge Quarter’s Partners. They research, develop and conduct walking tours and lectures on all things Camden! They can provide bespoke walks for Knowledge Quarter partners – ideal for team events, new joiners, or to enable existing staff to know more about the history, stories and culture of the area. They also offer training on how to become a tour guide – with a new course (based at the Crick Living Centre) starting in September. Learn more here.