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Hearts at Barts: Heart Preservation
Sat 4 February 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
'Hearts at Barts' - Heart preservation class
***Arrive at 1PM for a 1:30PM start***
Attend a four hour workshop at Barts Pathology Museum to learn the exact techniques used to preserve human specimens in pathology collections today. The museum's technical curator, Carla Valentine (trained at The Royal College of Surgeons, UCL Pathology Collections and The Gordon at Kings) will guide you through the current method as you 'pot' a fixed lamb’s heart to take home with you. As a Valentine's treat you will have the option to turn the usual jarred heart into a romantic decoration by adding red heart confetti. There will also be a red ribbon to tie around the top and optional gift tags in case you want to 'give your heart' to someone special! As usual, expect a tipple in the form of Carla's trademark red 'Heartini' made with Hendricks Gin.
Included is a history of previous preservation techniques honed by masters such as Frederik Ruysch and John Hunter, accompanied by a spectacularly illustrated talk full of incredible fun facts, and all materials used - including a beautiful tote bag to carry your precious pot home in (bag and logo designed by Lozzy Bones)
***There is time to view the collection
***No toxic fluids are used in this class and all PPE is provided
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
In order to be given the cocktail you must be 18. To attend the class, you must be 16 years old minimum (but inform the organiser first)
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Tube stations: Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls. Map and parking information is on our organiser page (scroll down) and website (www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum)
What's the refund policy?
Refunds only given up to 7 days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - we will have a printed guestlist
Date and Time
Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre)
St Bartholomews Hospital site