Meet vets, scientists and students and see behind the scenes at The Royal Veterinary College.

Join us for a free, unusual evening where you can learn more about animals, the RVC and our partner organisations.... as well as enjoying refreshments and drinks!

Visitors at A Night at the Vet College event looking at anatomy specimens

Next event Thursday March 17th 2016

Book now: A Night at the Vet College: Animal Athletes!

March 2015 Event: Reproduction!

human sperm and egg

Our next event has the theme 'Reproduction!'

Date: March 19th, 2015

Time: 17.30-22.00

Location: Camden Campus

Find out more and book free tickets:

A Night at the Vet College: Reproduction

Take part in activities from different RVC departments, meet partner organisations including the Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Francis Crick Institute.... and find out more about the science of animal reproduction!

We have an intruiging range of talks:

Time Event Speaker

The Weird and Wonderful World of Male Reproduction!

Great Hall

Dr Lisa Thurston

Lecturer, Comparative Biomedical Sciences,



Dissection Demonstration

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Andrew Crook MBE

Head of Anatomy Services,



Reptile Reproduction

Great Hall

Joanna Hedley,

Lecturer in Exotic & Small Mammal Species Medicine and Surgery,


20:30- 21:00

Endless eggs and sperm from skin: the future of reproduction?

Great Hall

Dr Andy Childs

Lecturer, Comparative Biomedical Sciences,


21.15- 21.45

Pub Quiz

Haxby Bar

22.00 Event Closes


Thanks to the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, and The Physiological Society who are funding this event.

Society for Reproduction and Fertility logoThe Physiological Society logo


October 2014 Event: Supersize Animals

cartoon image of a fat catNight at the Vet College on Thursday 16th October 2014 featured an evening of activities about health in animals and how it relates to our own diets

We see diet trends for people every day - but what about animal health and eating?





Great Hall

Young Vets

Join us for a Q and A sessions with vets from the recent BBC series



Great Hall

Do dogs and cats get diabetes?

Dr Stijn Niessen and Isi Adeola


19.00- 20.00

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Dissection demonstration

Andrew Crook



Great Hall

Nancy Rothwell Award Prize Winners



Great Hall

The science behind Good Fats

Professor Caroline Wheeler Jones



Haxby Bar

Pub Quiz


Funded by The Physiological Society:

April 2014 Event: Chicken, Egg...What next?!

Night at the Vet College on 25 April 2014, featured a free evening of fun activities and hands on science that was all about... Chickens!

See our Facebook album

The evening featured:

  • A treasure hunt and art activities
  • Professor John Hutchinson explaining the links between extinct reptiles and birds: 'Chickens: Living Dinosaurs?'
  • Scientists from the RVC and University of Bristol demonstrating how they investigate chicken welfare and cognition
  • Andrew Crook, RVC Anatomist, demonstrating bird anatomy
  • Opportunities to meet live chickens from the RVC Farm, or take a tour to the studio of our artist in residence Geoffrey Harrison
  • Ethically sourced catering available throughout the evening, and our student bar, The Haxby, open for over 18s
  • A pub quiz to test what you found out during the evening!

October 2013 Event: The Heart of RVC

The second RVC Lates event, "The Heart of the RVC", was held on 17 Oct 2013. It focused on the cardiovascular system, and featured:

There were also opportunities to:

  • Try your hand at research techniques at our interactive stands
  • Learn about the hearts of different species
  • Diagnose cow pregnancy using our Haptic simulator
  • Be amazed and entertained by science buskers with intriguing games and demos
  • Get to grips with skeletons of different species in the Anatomy Museum with our artist in residence; and
  • Learn about the half-life of beer in our fully licensed bar

See the RVC Lates 2013 facebook page for photos from the event.

October 2012 Event: The first RVC Lates

The first ever Late is a roaring success!

Thursday 18th October 2012 saw the first ever RVC Lates take place in collaboration with the Francis Crick Institute as part of Biology Week 2012. Nearly 200 members of the public descended upon the RVC for an evening of DNA extractions, zebrafish development and haptic pregnancy examinations. A enjoyable and educational evening, the event has given us all here at the RVC a great appetite for future Lates!

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