Night at the Vet College: Animal Athletes!

Date: 17th March, from 17.30 to 22:00
Venue: Royal Veterinary College

Knowledge Quarter partners are invited to a free evening of fun science….and this time our theme is all about Animal Athletes!
The theme of the night is ‘Animal Athletes’ which is looking at elite performance in animals and is comparing it to humans developed in an evening of activities including:
• Compare animal anatomy in our Museum and anatomy demo area
• The highlight- dissection event (tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis)
• Meet RVC scientists who are pioneers in the field of animal physiology
• Learn about some extinct animal athletes with Professor John Hutchinson of the Structure and Motion lab, most recently seen on ‘Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur’, BBC
• Met vets who work with top horse athletes
• Learn how sensors are used to determine optimal jockey positions with Dr Anna Walker
• Professor Dominic Wells will be demontrating muscle physiology
• Find out how bones change according to the force they have to withstand, with scientists from Professor Andrew Pitsillides’ team
• Use a pressure pad to see how your feet cope as you walk or jump
• Hear about a baby T Rex art-science project with Dr Lauren Sumner-Rooney and researchers from the Structure and Motion lab
• Science comedian Simon Watt will be joining us for the first time!
• Speak to Veterinary nurses from the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital, and find out how they cope with animals in need of healthcare
• See how your own physiology compares with some amazing animal examples!
• Our bar, with drinks at student prices, will be open all evening
• Guided campus tours
• Find out about studying at RVC; veterinary medicine, nursing, bioveterinary and biological sciences
• The ever popular pub quiz!

Places are free but capacity is limited, so book here and join the event on Thursday March 17th!
This event is funded by The Physiological Society. The event is free but donations to the Animal Care Trust will be welcomed on the evening.
This event is designed for adults/secondary age pupils therefore we would not recommend it for families. Please instead see the Royal Veterinary College Museum Open Days for younger visitors.