Our Project

Our project explores the history of medicine through objects from history. It has been designed to support the Medicine Through Time module from Edexcel’s History GCSE course.

Thirty objects representing five different time periods have been selected, and lessons and course materials are being developed in order to deliver lessons which use the objects as a way to recreate the time periods and explore the past.

About Us

Our Principles

Objects can add a sense of material reality to history that often seems remote. This can facilitate an approach to world building and sense of period ‘from the inside out’. We therefore seek to construct a vivid sense of period around the objects that links both directly to medicine but also has a more general and indirect dimension. 

How You Can Be Involved

Lesson Plans

Do you have lesson plans which you have built around artefacts that you would like to share? Get in touch with us to let us know.

Suggest an Object

Do you think we have missed out a key artefact? Get in touch to let us know!


We are very grateful to all the experts who have contributed voice-overs and information to this project. If you would like to be involved by providing a podcast, voice-over or information, please get in touch.

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