Thursday, 21 January 2016

Anatomy Lectures

Timetables from the 1955-56 academic year show Anatomy lectures for first-year students started in the spring term with four one-hour lectures timetabled across the week.  In this letter of 28 January 1956 Alice describes some of the teaching techniques which included marking bones and muscles on fellow students with special pencils and using human skeletons for the study of bones. 
The study of Anatomy had formed part of the curriculum right from the very early days of Bedford Physical Training College and, as in the 1950s, a human skeleton (given the nickname ‘Mr Perkins’) was used as a teaching aid.

Mr Perkins in Small Lecture Room, 1903

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