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Lunch Hour Lecture: Any Museum Heart: Cardiology through the Ages at UCL

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 05 March 2020

picture of a human heart

This lecture taps the rich vein of artefacts, artworks and specimens held within the UCL museums to trace the evolution of our knowledge of the cardiovascular system.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower St
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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About the lecture:
A light-hearted look at the history of cardiology at UCL through the prism of the UCL museums. This lecture taps the rich vein of artefacts, artworks and specimens held within the UCL museums to trace the evolution of our knowledge of the cardiovascular system over the last 4,000 years – from heart scarabs designed to cheat the ‘weighing of the heart’ ceremony in the ancient Egyptian afterlife to pioneering open-heart surgery with Dale-Shuster pumps. The aim of this lecture is to bring the history of cardiology to life and highlight the contribution of UCL to cardiovascular medicine.

About the Speaker

Katie Davenport-Mackey

Museum Visitor Services Assistant at UCL Culture

Katie is one of a team of Museum Visitor Services Assistants at UCL Culture. She has a BA in archaeology and a MA in museum studies. She has worked for UCL Culture for over a year. Katie was previously a Museum Visitor Services Assistant and Historical Interpreter at one of the oldest surviving Victorian operating theatres in Europe. During this time she developed curriculum linked hand-on workshops on the theme of Invaders and Settlers and Medicine through Time