Students involved in one of our fascinating Saturday morning co-curricular societies have been taking a closer look at the mammalian brain.
The Vesalius Society, for those interested in biology, is new for 2022-23 and each week the group looks at the anatomy of an organism or organ through dissection. In their most recent session, students learnt about the structure of the human brain and watched some videos to appreciate the delicate nature of the organ. They then dissected a sheep’s brain to take a closer look at various structures within the brain and the distribution or white and grey matter.
A whole range of societies, clubs and activities are offered as part of our Saturday morning programme.
Who was Vesalius?
Andreas Vesalius was a 16th-century anatomist, physician and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy. Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.