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Operating theatre live: Today’s lesson, BRAINS!

The award-winning operating theatre live is bringing its live human interactive dissection show to secondary schools across the UK and Ireland

Fresh from being seen on BBC’s Dragons’ Den over the summer, Operating Theatre Live are conducting the UK’s only touring surgical experience offering an academically rigorous educational experience matched to UK exam specifications. During this unique opportunity, your child will be taking on the role of a trauma doctor bringing the systems of the human body alive through dissections. This incredible, immersive operating theatre experience will give your child the opportunity to dissect real specimens led by human anatomist Samuel Piri and his team of clinicians. The events secure and challenge students to explore careers in medicine and healthcare in a mission to raise engagement in STEM subjects and take students on an experience into healthcare and human anatomy like never before.

For those quick enough to grab tickets, students will work systematically through a complete dissection of the human body. Students will be taught a variety of important clinical skills including interpreting X-rays and linking symptoms to clinical diagnosis. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and at the same time handle the anatomical samples and even the chance to undertake some dissection for themselves. With a post-mortem style experience, students will look at disease and pathology, working on real specimens using real surgeons’ tools. They will discover the intricate structures and how they function to keep us alive.

“I personally write the academic content and produce all of the activities myself. I and my team guarantee you a breath-taking, unforgettable trip through the human body like never before. Each student will leave stretched and challenged having made measurable progress against the science specification, we’ve got them all covered. (GCSE, A Levels BTEC’s Scottish National 5 and Highers)”. 

Samuel Piri (Anatomist, Teacher and Programme Director)

Who can attend?

The event delivers in-depth content aimed at those aged 14-19 or on ‘Access courses’. For those interested in studying anatomy, medicine or pathology at the undergraduate level, this event is a great experience. Tickets can be purchased online via the Operating Theatre Live website


About the ITAE Group: Trailblazers in educational events and professional training, we believe in creating memorable moments, exciting and captivating, delivering the unimaginable, mind-blowing and awe-inspiring.

The ITAE Group was formed in September 2015 when Samuel Piri wanted to support schools with the teaching and learning of human anatomy and push more students towards careers in STEM. The ITAE Group began with Operating Theatre Live – our flagship event programme. In 2016 Samuel commissioned VIVIT, he envisioned a 3D  human cadaver that was made of real organs. In early 2017 he commissioned a special effects producer to help product design VIVIT. VIVIT launched and forms the centerpiece of an interactive live post-mortem experience. The programme secures knowledge required as part of level 3, 4, 5 and 6 courses. The show was catapulted to success as part of the ITAE Groups’ traveling anatomy show; Anatomy Lab LIVE.

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