A special study tour marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, from the RCP's partners at Discover Medical London.
In this special study tour, organised in conjunction with the exhibition ‘To fetch out the fire: reviving London, 1666’, you will retrace the footsteps of those fleeing the flames to uncover the destruction wrought by the disaster, and learn how people saved themselves and as much of the city’s heritage as they could.
This is a remarkable story of devastation, healing and new hope, populated by giant figures from history including:
- Samuel Pepys
- John Evelyn
- Christopher Wren
- Robert Hooke.
The tour examines how the injured were treated and the destitute sheltered. You will discover how, once the fire subsided, London emerged from the ashes resurgent to rebuild its structures and institutions, and recreate its cultural and social fabric through the golden age of the Enlightenment.