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Celebrating 300 years of the teaching of anatomy in Cambridge

last modified Nov 25, 2016 02:45 PM
To mark the 300th anniversary of the opening of the first Anatomical School in Cambridge, PDN is proud to unveil new mural in the foyer of the Anatomy Building.

While anatomy teaching through cadaveric dissection at Cambridge dates back over 450 years in colleges such as Gonville & Caius, and Magdalene, the first official Anatomical School was opened in 1716 in Queen’s Lane. With the gradual expansion of medical student numbers larger facilities were required, the School occupying three different sites in the City before the present Anatomy building was opened on the Downing Site in 1938.

To celebrate this occasion, PDN has commissioned a new mural for the building. The artwork was created by Emily Evans, medical illustrator who is also an anatomy demonstrator at our Department.

You can read more about the history of Anatomy in Cambridge, check the History of PDN section - we'll be also hosting about the history of anatomy teaching during the next edition of the Cambridge Science Festival, so keep an eye on upcoming events.

You can also read more about our anatomy teaching programme by visiting the Human Anatomy Teaching Group pages.