Free

Bodies of Knowledge

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  • Study day
  • Schools
Photograph of three young men discussing a skeleton which is laid out on a table in front of them.
Bodies of Knowledge study day, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Your students will spend a full day developing their anatomical knowledge and their understanding of the history of medicine. In the morning they’ll get to explore our objects, rare books and manuscripts, and develop a presentation to show off what they’ve learned. In the afternoon they’ll have an osteology workshop, where they’ll learn about historical lives by investigating real skeletons.

Who can come

We have developed this study session for groups of students aged 14 to 19, studying GCSEs or post-16 qualifications at school or sixth-form college. You can bring 20 to 30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, we take bookings exclusively from schools in the Greater London area until Monday 10th December; after that all schools and colleges are welcome to get in touch.

About your contributors

Photograph of Jelena Bekvalac

Jelena Bekvalac

Facilitator

Jelena Bekvalac is Curator of Human Osteology at the Centre for Bioarchaeology at the Museum of London.

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Museum of London

Collaborator

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Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

School booking conditions

Your school or college can book a maximum of two study days per term. To secure your booking, you'll need to complete and return the required forms promptly.

All study days and events are free, but we charge a fee for cancellation or significant changes to your group size made within three weeks of your visit. Both policies are explained fully in the agreement we ask you to sign ahead of your visit.