Istanbul’s history is richly layered and it is the only city in the world that spans two continents. This tour brings the story of Florence Nightingale vividly to life, with specialist visits and expert talks and guidance, as well as showing you the magnificent sites of this fascinating city. Visit the Selimiye Barracks and Florence Nightingale Museum, cruise the Bosphorus, visit the glorious Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia and tour opulent Topkapi Palace. Explore the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar and the fragrant Spice Bazaar. The tour is run in association with the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Natasha McEnroe is the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Her previous post was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, and prior to this was Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy and Curator of the Galton Collection at University College London. From 1997 – 2007, she was Curator of Dr Johnson’s House in London’s Fleet Street, and has also worked for the National Trust and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Natasha was co-editor of The Hospital in the Oatfield – The Art of Nursing in the First World War (2014) and The Tyranny of Treatment: Samuel Johnson, His Friends and Georgian Medicine (2003). Her research interests focus on 18th and 19th-century medical humanities.