London Pass BlogBack to Blog
New book celebrates regional heritage of international Scottish hero
Published: Friday 2nd of January 2009
Alexander Fleming, pioneer of the vital use of penicillin in modern medicine, is among a number of 'local heroes' celebrated in a new book on Scottish history.
The light-hearted tome, entitled Caledonication, takes a look at important figures in world history who hailed from the country, including the revered scientist.
Other key information in this informative book includes the holding of the first Open golf championship back in the middle of the 19th century and some famous inventors and business leaders from north of the border.
Written by John K V Eunson, Caledonication is available now.
London's Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum gives a fascinating insight into the man himself and his work in pioneering the use of bacteria which became a pivotal part of modern clinical medicine.
Visitors can use their LondonPass to obtain free entry to this fantastic attraction in the capital's St Mary's Hospital, saving £2 for adults and £1 for children.
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Witness the very best of opera and art house at the Curzon Chelsea
Thursday 30th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Have a great time at Namco Funscape
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Churchill War Rooms honours one of the 'greatest Britons'
Wednesday 29th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Relive the greatest sporting moments at Twickenham Stadium
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sail through the history behind the London Canal Museum
Monday 27th of May 2013 Things to do in London: See some of the most talked-about plays at the National Theatre
Monday 27th of May 2013 There are three things that every kid loves best. Sweets, cartoons and chocolates. So if you are planning...
Sunday 26th of May 2013 London attractions:Shakespeare's Globe theatre a must for all poetry fans
Saturday 25th of May 2013 London attraction: Visit the founding fathers at Benjamin Franklin House
Friday 24th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sing to the tune of British Music Museum