Portrait in Wax: The Anatomical Models of Anna Morandi Manzolini – Cat Irving

This talk will look at Anna Morandi Manzolini’s life and career, and her patronage by a Pope who promoted scientific investigation and the education of woman.

Bad Humored: humoral theory and its influence on medicine – Cat Irving

This talk will look at what humoral theory was, what it told us about the body, and the way it influenced medical thinking

Knives Out! A history of human dissection – Cat Irving

This talk will look at the history of dissection, and the role it has played in shaping the medical world

Adventures in Anatomy - Past Digital Events

Labour of Love: the Heart – Cat Irving

Our heart occupies a central role in the way we think about feelings and emotions.

Skeletons in the Closet: Bones – Cat Irving

Bones are the framework of the body, the thing that keeps us upright.

Vision Thing: the Eyes – Cat Irving

The eye is considered the window into the soul, and vision has often been considered a primary sense.

Bare flesh: the Skin – Cat Irving

Learn more about anthropodermic bibliopegy, how we make permanent marks on our skin

Lifting the fig leaf: Reproductive Organs – Cat Irving

Our genitals are usually hidden away, and words describing them are often considered the most offensive in our culture.