75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place. To commemorate this milestone in medical history, the Museum's special exhibition Back from the Dead traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join this curator-led tour in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
As a European Academic Heritage Day event, this tour will focus on the role of penicillin during the Second World War.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running every two weeks.
Part of the programme of events for the Back from the Dead Special Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science.