Anatomical society at Cheltenham Science festival: 4th-5th June 2015

This June thousands of school students, families and community groups were entertained and educated at an Anatomical Society sponsored stand in the Discovery Zone stand at Cheltenham Science Festival.  In a joint collaboration between the Anatomical Society and King’s College London Dental Institute, a group of Anatomical society members and King’s PhD students set up a stand and showcased some of the exciting research activities currently going on in anatomy.

Led by Dr. Abigail Tucker, Reader in Craniofacial Development and Anat Soc member, the team interacted with the crowds at the busy stand. Visitors could find out about the different strategies of tooth regeneration used throughout the animal kingdom, from sharks to beavers, and learn to identify animals from their teeth. Proving popular and drawing the crowds, the stand profiled the exciting developments on the future of creating bioteeth using stem cells.

Dr. Tucker found the activity incredibly rewarding: “ The stand was always full of visitors interacting with the exhibits and getting excited about anatomy”.