The Medical Class of 1969 would like to invite interested alumni to join them for part of their 50th anniversary class reunion celebration to enjoy a pair of lectures in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre in Marischal College. The Alumni Relations team are often asked about accessing Marischal College and this is a rare opportunity to enjoy a pair of fascinating anatomy-related lectures in the famous venue in which generations of medical students learned the rudiments of the discipline.
Our first lecturer will be Dr Elizabeth Hallam, a Research Associate in the School of Anthropology and Museum of Ethnography, University of Oxford and an Hon. Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, and Hon. Curatorial Fellow, at the University of Aberdeen. Dr Hallam's most recent book Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed won the Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems and heavily featured information and historical images of the Anatomy Rooms in Marischal College.
The second lecture will be from Professor Simon Parson, the University's Regius Chair of Anatomy, one of only two such Chairs in the UK. Appointment to this prestigious role is suggested by the Scottish Government and approved by Her Majesty The Queen, and is a recognition of Professor Parson's knowledge and expertise. He will lecture on how teaching anatomy has changed through the years, a topic which will interest both older and younger alumni of the discipline.
10.15-11.00am - Dr Elizabeth Hallam, Senior Research Fellow
"Anatomists' collaborations with artists, Aberdeen c.1920-2020"
Interval - Tea and Coffee
11.30am-12.15pm - Professor Simon Parson, Regius Chair of Anatomy
"Anatomy Teaching : Then and Now"
- Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Marischal College