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Bloomsbury’s women medical pioneers

October 20 @ 13:00 - 15:00

On this walk led by Elena Paolini we’ll celebrate a bunch of determined women who, overcoming huge hurdles, excelled in the male-dominated world of medicine, smashing multiple glass ceilings along the way. From the 18th century onwards Bloomsbury was central to medical progress, thanks to its long association with universities, hospitals and pioneering activities. It’s in these streets that we will meet a number of trailblazing women who paved the way for today’s women in medicine and will discover which institutions supported them, while others put obstacles in their way.

Whether they were pioneering surgeons, determined dentists or brave nurses, they all played an important role in improving the standards of care not only for other women, but for the population as a whole.