Animals: inside and out

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 31 May

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Macaws, showing the diversity found even in close species.

    Credit: Public Domain
  • Type

  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Andrew Crook
    • Lucy Eckersley


Standard £14


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

There is a surprising amount to learn by looking at the body of an animal – what environment it lives in, how it can move about and even how it evolved to be here today! Join staff from the Royal Veterinary College to find out some of the exciting and surprising things we can learn when we study anatomy, and take a look at animals, inside and out. After the talk get hands-on with a variety of amazing specimens from the RVC collection.

The afternoon will consist of two 30 minute talks and a chance to get hands on with specimens and activities from the RVC, with the following timings:
2.00pm to 2.45pm – Talk: Andrew Crook, Animal superlatives
2.45pm to 4.15pm – Hands-on activities
4.15pm to 5.00pm – Talk: Lucy Eckersley, wild animal biology

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

Andrew Crook always liked animals but when he left school, he had little idea of what he wanted to do. He applied for a job as a veterinary technician at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and studied Applied Biology. Nowadays he is head of the anatomy service at the RVC, which involves demonstrating in undergraduate classes, supervising other veterinary technicians and advising on cutting-edge research. “Seeing the incredible way that muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels work together to allow animals to do the things they do is amazing. The diversity of animals on the planet is so great that you learn something new every day.”

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