Join New York Times Journeys and Atlas Obscura for three days of scientific learning, special access, and exploration in London. Guided by medical historians, pharmacists, and anesthetists as well as Times reporters, get up close and hands-on with Victorian pill-making contraptions, a surgical demonstration in an old operating theater, and a livery dinner at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Hear reporters and experts discuss current challenges and triumphs in their fields.
The weekend’s activities kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 with a welcome reception, and wrap up around 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Participants coming by air should plan to arrive in London by 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 and to depart London any time the morning of Sunday, September 22. For assistance with travel arrangements, please email us at trips@or call us at (646) 961-4857.
For those coming from out of town, please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the Science Weekend. We recommend staying at the CitizenM Tower of London Hotel, which will serve as the venue and meeting point for several of the weekend’s activities. For details, and to reserve your room, email us at trips@or call us at (646) 961-4857.
This tour is fairly active; travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 2 to 4 miles over the course of each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Some activities involve walking on uneven ground, and up and down steps.
This trip is part of a series of Science Weekends produced by Atlas Obscura and Times Journeys. Read about our Los Angeles Science Weekend in May and stay tuned for more in the future.