Information Session for the Oberlin-in-London 2023 Program. With Crumpets.
We are now (hopefully) emerging from the Covid-19 Pandemic, one of the defining events of the 21st century. Masks are no longer required on campus, and life appears to be returning to normal. How did we get here? What path led to the development of the Covid vaccines, or to an understanding of germs, or even the knowledge that disease can be quantified by symptoms?
Oberlin-in-London 2023, led by Maureen Peters, Professor of Biology and Pre-Med Program Director, and Drew Wilburn, Professor of Classics, offers students an opportunity to embark on a magical, medical mystery tour. The tour will trace the history of medicine from its ancient roots through body-snatchers intent on finding corpses for dissection to modern understandings of genetic pre-dispositions to disease or “designer babies".