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Our Summer Events Programme Has Launched!

1 May 2019

Our summer 2019 events programme is here!

We are delighted to announce our latest events programme.

Coming up over the next few months we have:

Hunting Superbugs Future Diagnostics for Antimicrobial Resistance

Cafe Scientifique and Dr Till Bachmann join Surgeons Hall Museums for this discussion on antimicrobial resistance. Cafe Scientifique is an open and informal forum for the public discussion of science and engineering! The cafe is committed to encouraging public engagement with science by hosting monthly Cafes in which expert speakers are discussing timely topics with an audience from all walks of life, all sharing a common interest in science.


The Poor and the Dead: The Legacy of Burke and Hare- Reprogrammed!

Due the phenomenal demand back in January, we have reprogrammed this talk. Join our Human Remains conservator, Cat Irving, as she talks about Burke and Hare’s crimes led to the Anatomy Act of 1832, and changed the way medicine was taught in Britain.


Monkeying Around- Comparative Anatomy Workshop

Come and find out about some of the key ideas of comparative anatomy! Are you really related to an Ape? Explore the similarities and differences between a chimpanzee and a human. In this workshop you will cut and colour a pop-up comparative anatomy model of a chimpanzee and human to take home with you!


Animal Anatomy- Felt Art Workshop

In celebration of our new temporary exhibition A Design For Life join Surgeons' Hall Museums and artist Alison Grubb to take a closer look at animal anatomy!

Find out how different animals have adapted to their environment and how their anatomy varies to suit their behaviour, diet and movement. In this workshop you will create and sew a felt anatomical model of either a penguin, armadillo or chimpanzee that you can take home with you.

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History walking tour

Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. We will take you through the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s world renowned medical history. Discover the intrigues, rivalries and dedication to the cause as our guide leads you through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.
Tickets for the walking tours also include museum access.

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