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Deep Cuts: A History of Dissection

Date(s): 2 November 2021

Time: 7pm

Cost: £23- £26.50

Age Restrictions: 16+

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The role of the cadaver in medicine is largely hidden away in the 
modern world, but historically there are many depictions of the act of dissection. This two-week course with Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will look at the history of dissection, and the role it has played in shaping the medical world. Starting with its brief flowering in ancient Alexandria, it will move through to its flourishing in the Italian states, and later ubiquity in the golden age of medicine, taking in murderers, body snatchers and the 1832 Anatomy Act along the way. It will also consider what depictions of dissection in art reveal – and hide – about this act.


This is a course of 2 workshops held over two weeks via Zoom. One ticket admits buyers to both weeks of the course. Individual weeks not sold separately. These tickets will admit the attendee to the Tuesday evening classes.

Week 1: Tuesday 2nd November, 7pm-8:30pm (approx).


Week 2: Tuesday the 9th November, 7pm-8:30pm (approx).


We will email attendees with the Zoom meeting code by 3pm the day before the first class. If you have not received your login details by this time please check your spam mail. If you have any problems please email

We will record each session and send them out to all attendees for anyone who cannot make a live session or for those who would like to watch again. These recordings will be available for 1 week.

Age 16+

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