Anatomy Episodes

Head To Toe Anatomy Neurology

Ep.4 - Head To Toe - Skull

May 12, 2023

Join us as we explore the history of medicine, from head to toe! This time: the skull.

Anatomy Art & Literature Military Medicine Surgery

Ep.72 - Sam Alberti - Watercolour, woodcut and wax - Medical illustration around 1900

Dec. 10, 2021

Anatomy and surgery have strong extra-textual elements. The development and transmission of these crafts rely heavily on visual communication in a range of media, whether by practitioners or (other) illustrators.


Ep.59 - Sachiko Kusukawa - Vesalius And The Canon Of The Human Body

June 11, 2021

Dr Sachiko Kusukawa examines the different - and often ingenious - ways in which Andreas Vesalius used anatomical images in his book, De humani corporis fabrica.

Anatomy Art & Literature

Ep.54 - Keren Hammerschlag - William Orpen: looking at bodies in medicine and art

April 2, 2021

William Orpen: Looking at Bodies in Medicine and Art, by Dr Keren Hammerschlag.

Anatomy Art & Literature

Ep.50 - Richard Barnett - The Theatre of Anatomy

Feb. 5, 2021

Drawing on the images collected in his award-winning book, Richard Barnett explores a corpus of art that is beautiful and morbid, singular and sublime.

Anatomy Art & Literature

Ep.47 - Anna Maerker - Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials

Dec. 25, 2020

Explores two aspects of gendering in the production and deployment of, not only the Auzoux papier-mâché anatomical models, but other contemporaneous artificial anatomies also.


Ep.42 - Vivian Nutton - An Urge to Correct: Andreas Vesalius Revised

Oct. 16, 2020

Professor Vivian Nutton discusses Vesalius’ activities as reviser and corrector over his career as a Galenic anatomist.

Anatomy Burke & Hare Edinburgh

Ep.40 - Janet Philp - Burke, Now and Then

Sept. 18, 2020

Janet Philp explores the history around the tale of Edinburgh’s infamous body-snatchers Burke and Hare, and Dr. Knox, the recipient of their shady undertakings.

Anatomy Curation

Ep.39 - Sophie Goggins - Prosthetics: From Maker to User

Sept. 4, 2020

Reviews the history of prosthetics in Edinburgh and emerging technologies that are shaping the field.


Ep.34 - Kristin Hussey - William Harvey, College of Physicians and the Discovery of Circulation

June 26, 2020

Dr Kristin Hussey discusses William Harvey, one of Britain’s foremost anatomists and discoverer of the circulation of blood.


Ep.25 - Simon Chaplin - The Heroic Anatomist: 18thc Dissection and the Stoic Ideal

June 10, 2020

The Heroic Anatomist: 18th Century Dissection and the Stoic Ideal, by Simon Chaplin.


Ep.23 - Abigail Woods - Animals And Their Pathologists In London, 1846 - 1900

June 10, 2020

Reveal the place and purpose of animals within human pathological anatomy during the later 19th century.


Ep.22 - Helen MacDonald - After Burke And Hare: Procuring Corpses To Dissect In Scotland

June 10, 2020

After the 1832 Anatomy Act a distinctive pattern of corpse procurement was creatively forged in Scotland - Dr Helen MacDonald explains.

Anatomy Burke & Hare Edinburgh Forensics

Ep.16 - Lisa Rosner - Crime Scene Edinburgh: Forensic Science In The Era Of Burke And Hare

June 10, 2020

Prof. Lisa Rosner takes a CSI-style approach to discuss the notorious murders carried out by Burke and Hare, who supplied bodies for dissection at Edinburgh's medical school.

Anatomy Forensics

Ep.1 - Sue Black - The History of Forensic Anthropology

June 10, 2020

Charts the history of forensic anthropology in the UK and illustrate its constant links back to so many aspects of applied anatomy.