My Past Science Tours

2005_History_of_Science_Tour_brochureIt all began in 2005, when I led a group of Australian tourists (only one of them a scientist) on a science History Tour of Europe and the UK. Highlights includes a private tour of the Higgs Boson project at CERN in Geneva, a visit to Louis Pasteur’s home laboratory at Arbois in France (where the chicken soup that he sterilized 150 years ago is still sterile!), and a view of Galileo’s preserved middle finger in Florence.

The tour was so successful that the same group has requested another one, which took place in September/October 2007, this time covering Eastern Europe and new sites in the U.K. Highlights included a visit to Gregor Mendel’s restored garden at the Abbey in Brno where he discovered the principles of inheritance using garden peas, and a visit to the Human Genome project near Cambridge, where modern genetics is being advanced.

Under Newton’s original apple tree, science history tour 2007

Under Newton’s original apple tree, science history tour 2007

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