Who we are
Barts and the London Anatomy Society was founded in 2006 on the basis of improving the anatomy community of the school. Since then it aims to provide medical and dental students with a range of inspiring lectures, seminars and workshops to support the preclinical and clinical teaching. We always aim high and work hard towards our goals, but most importantly we believe in the priceless value of teamwork and friendship amongst our members. BL Anatomy Society is for everyone who shares an interest in anatomy, needs some support with his learning or is intrigued by advancements in anatomical education.
From the first school of anatomy in Alexandria, Greece in 300 BC to the modern dissection lab of 2018, evolutionary trends of anatomy have seen the introduction of new methods, approaches, philosophies and strategies to deliver anatomy at the highest level. The teaching of anatomy is challenged daily with new studies emerging and contributing to the everchanging advancement of clinical anatomical teaching. We support progress and by staying on top of recent advancements, we aim to aspire students to develop a strong grounding, since it is the backbone in nearly all medical and dental studies.
The BL Anatomy Society has organised various conferences in the past (NUCCA 2013, NUCCA 2018), having as a primary aim to inform participants on new advancements in clinical anatomy and novel teaching methods. It provides unique opportunities to undergraduate medical and dental students to improve their anatomy skills through innovative workshops delivered by pioneers of the Anatomy community. Additionally, by providing anatomy lectures and practicals, it offers a friendly learning environment to academically support students and promote collaboration between its members.
President: Jonny Varma
VP: Marios Nicolaides
Treasurer/Academic Rep: Tom Grainger
Secretary: Andrew Coppola
Operational Leads: Chand Muthoo and Sherwin Fernando
OSMD: Jan Spoorenberg