Dying for Science

Study day

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Friday 24 February 2017


This study day explores the ethics of acquiring, using and displaying human remains - both today and in the past. Developed from our study day to accompany the Death: A self-portrait exhibition, the session uses exhibits in our permanent galleries, historical and contemporary case studies, roleplay and debate to explore personal, professional and societal attitudes towards our treatment of the dead.

A 'Death: A self-portrait Teachers' Pack is available for download on our Learning Resources page.

To book students on to any study day, discuss your particular requirements, or suggest an idea for a future project, please contact the Youth Programme team:


T 020 7611 8250 /8361/ 8659

Booking information

Group size of 20-30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Suitable for students aged 14-19.

Please note: booking for our spring term school events programme is currently open only to schools in Greater London. Booking will open for all other schools on Wednesday 4 January.