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Conservation drop-in session

Date(s): 25 January 2022

Time: 1pm

Cost: Included in museum admission

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-conservation-work-tickets-220549909717

SOLD OUTHave you ever wondered how we maintain the vast collection of specimens across the museum? Surgeons’ Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, will teach attendees about how these specimens are prepared and preserved, through different methods of treatment.  You’ll see first-hand, maintenance work taking place on the Supernumerary…

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Dr. Knox: More than the boy who bought the beef

Date(s): 27 January 2022

Time: 7pm

Cost: £3

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-robert-knox-more-than-the-boy-who-bought-the-beef-tickets-219170202977

SOLD OUT!Most people’s opinion of Robert Knox is entirely one-dimensional, superficial and prejudiced by the standard narrative of the Burke and Hare affair. Knox was vilified in the press yet the 10 or so private anatomy schools that flourished around Edinburgh University, had they been approached, would not have turned Burke and Hare away. They …

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An exploration of syphilis

Date(s): 14 February 2022

Time: 7pm

Cost: £3

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-exploration-of-syphilis-tickets-223907542487

SOLD OUT!The Great Pox was rarely talked about in the nineteenth century but its effects were everywhere. Primarily sexually transmitted, it’s devastating effects could last a lifetime, leading to the saying “One night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury”. Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will show specimens from Surgeons' Hall's collections de…

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Heart Dissection Workshop For Adults

Date(s): 17 February 2022

Time: 6.30pm and 8pm

Cost: £10.50-£13.50

Age Restrictions: 18+

Booking Link: https://heartdissectionforadults_shm.eventbrite.co.uk

SOLD OUT!Back by popular demand!Join us this valentines week for the ultimate anti-valentines event. This workshop is open to all over 18, and you don't need prior knowledge of medicine to try your hand at dissection. This workshop takes a hands-on look at the structure and function of the mammalian heart. Using a pig heart, participants will disse…

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Art and Anatomy- Art Workshop

Date(s): 4 March 2022

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £14-£16

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anatomy-and-art-art-workshop-tickets-221416602017

This half-day drawing course looks to complement our current temporary exhibition: A Model Education.  The course is suitable for those with a range of artistic abilities and/or knowledge of human anatomy. Ideal for science inspired artists, those looking to progress into healthcare education; aspiring medics, dentists and high school students stud…

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