Peter Symonds College was recently joined by a unique guest last month – VIVIT. VIVIT is a purposely engineered synthetic human cadaver (or corpse to you and I). He is the next best thing to a real human cadaver, housing real internal organs sourced from pigs, due to their anatomical similarity to humans.

VIVIT and his creators travel around the country with the Anatomy Lab LIVE, which provides a live, interactive post mortem experience for students. Samuel Piri, VIVITS creator, dissects VIVIT in their fully equipped mobile anatomy lab in front of his audience.


80 lower and upper sixth Peter Symonds Biology students took part in the afternoon, held in the Science Lecture Theatre on campus. The VIVIT experience encompassed a lecture, a demonstration and then a chance for students to get stuck in and dissect some organs themselves. Most students attending had a particular interest in medicine, anatomy or healthcare, so the evening proved to be particularly valuable.


Julian Foster, Biology Teacher, rounded the evening up saying “The afternoon gave the students a great insight into the neglected subject of anatomy, with lots of blood and guts too!” Another student commented “It was very informative, but I didn’t realise how smelly it would be!"


Posted on 22/01/18 at 09:31

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