At each stop on the walk there will be a story and an activity. Worksheets for children to use during the walk need to be downloaded and printed off at school and brought with you.
William Harvey (1578–1617)
This stop takes place at Michaelhouse and explores the life of William Harvey, another Cambridge student who became a royal doctor. He studied anatomy – how the body works, and made detailed drawings showing the inside of the body.
As well as being the doctor to King James I and then King Charles I, he carried out scientific experiments. He worked out that the heart pumps the blood, and it moves round the whole body in a circuit and wrote a book about his ideas and experiments, called “On the movement of the heart and blood”.
Children can make a drawing of their hand adding as much detail as possible thinking about the anatomy of the hand (bones, blood vessels etc).