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Lunch Time Talk- The Rise of Edinburgh's Medical Institutions

Date(s): 24 June 2024

Time: 1.15pm

Cost: £3

Booking Link: https://shop.museum.rcsed.ac.uk/products/lunch-time-talk-the-rise-of-edinburghs-medical-institutions

Surgeons' Hall Museums presents a series of bite sized lunch time talks for Spring 2024. Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Head of Museum, Learning and Interpretation Thomas Elliott as he discusses the rise of Edinburgh's medical institutions. This talk will explore why Edinburgh became the place to study medicine in the 18th/ 19th centuries. We will ex…

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Cool Creatures- Exploring Eyesight

Date(s): 25 July 2024

Time: 12pm and 1.30pm

Cost: £12.95

Age Restrictions: 7+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cool-creatures-exploring-eyesight-tickets-921462508167?mc_cid=519dc1f426&mc_eid=ee66245525

Join Surgeons Hall Museums and Cool Creatures for this exciting hands-on workshop exploring how eyesight in different animals vary and why. In celebration of our exhibition “Examining the Eye: Medicine’s Oldest Speciality” come and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom. What do Me…

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Exploring Anatomy Through Art: Anatomical Casting

Date(s): 1 August 2024

Time: 2pm and 5.30pm

Cost: £10.95-£12.95

Age Restrictions: 18+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-anatomy-through-art-anatomical-casting-tickets-921415748307?mc_cid=519dc1f426&mc_eid=ee66245525

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving for this adult only, hands-on workshop, exploring the history of anatomical casting. Anatomical models have been used since the eighteenth century to teach about normal anatomy and disease, and often these were made using casts from dissected cadavers. This workshop with human remain…

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Dissecting the Author: The Story of Lobotomy with Claire Prentice

Date(s): 12 September 2024

Time: 7pm

Cost: £3

Age Restrictions: 16+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dissecting-the-author-the-story-of-lobotomy-with-claire-prentice-tickets-920848421417

Join this Zoom talk as we discuss the history of Lobotomy in the US and UK. In this online event Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will be joined by historian and author Claire Prentice. Claire will discuss the research behind her BBC Radio 4 documentary Easier Than Curing Tooth Ache? The Story of Lobotomy which uncovers t…

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Fashion Victims- The Toxicology of Fashion

Date(s): 16 September 2024

Time: 1.15pm

Cost: £3

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunch-time-talk-fashion-victims-the-toxicology-of-fashion-tickets-921066874817?mc_cid=519dc1f426&mc_eid=ee66245525

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums for the latest addition to our bite sized lunch time talks. In this lunch time talk Museum Research Fellow Professor Ken Donaldson will discuss how the clothes we choose to wear can affect our health. No doubt ‘fashion’ has existed since people began wearing clothes but its present form, with fashion labels and houses…

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