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Afternoon Anatomy hosts the BBC Asian Network

Every Wednesday in term time Camden Campus plays host to “Afternoon Anatomy”, when groups of pupils from local schools visit the RVC to learn about Anatomy, and about higher education, through working  with bones in the Anatomy Museum and with live animals in the demonstration theatre.

On Wednesday 2nd March the visitors were 29 Year 8 pupils, most of them of Bangladeshi heritage, from Langdon Park, Mulberry Girls’ and Stepney Green Schools in Tower Hamlets. Reporter Ushma Mistry from the BBC Asian Network was present to record a piece for radio about the under-representation of the Asian communities in the UK’s veterinary profession. Besides talking to the pupils, she interviewed a number of Asian vets, RVC staff, and students.

Peter Jinman, President of the RCVS, was also present to give the profession’s perspective, and stayed to witness for himself the stimulating educational activities that Andrew Crook and his team in Anatomy (Sarah, Mark, Rita, Emma & Amy) provide for hundreds of local pupils every year.

 

Andrew Crook,pupils and a horse in the Demonstration Theatre
Andrew Crook in the Demonstration Theatre

Andrew Crook and pupils looking at skeletons in the Demonstration Theatre
Andrew Crook makes no bones of it.

BBC Asian Network reporter Ushma Mistry interviews two of the pupils
BBC Asian Network reporter Ushma Mistry interviews two of the pupils

Jim Cannon, watched by Ushma Mistry, welcomes Tower hamlets pupils to the Anatomy Museum
Jim Cannon welcomes Tower hamlets pupils to the Anatomy Museum

RCVS President Peter Jinman among the animals in the Demonstration Theatre
RCVS President Peter Jinman lends a helping hand

Salisbury-based vet Sanjay Mangabhai and pupils in the Anatomy Museum
Salisbury-based vet Sanjay Mangabhai offers some advice

Senior Clinical Training Scholar Elvin Kulendra and pupils in the Anatomy Museum
Senior Clinical Training Scholar Elvin Kulendra quizzes some pupils

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