Post Mortem Live is coming to York – and anyone with an interest in human anatomy can go along.
Described as a “the UK’s first immersive live post-mortem experience”, the event will put on four dissections at York’s two universities this spring.
“Lead by award winning human anatomist Samuel Piri and his clinical team you’ll journey through the human body learning all things anatomy, physiology and pathology,” the website says.
The premise of the event is that the highly-decomposed body of a woman has been discovered in a ditch, and it is the job of participants to discover the cause of death.
“This is a live experience offering an insight into forensics and pathology which contains emotional triggers,” promoters say.
“New for 2022 we step into the sinister world of identifying a perpetrator as pathology and forensics collide in this totally unique, 5 star rated trust pilot reviewed experience.”
Using real pathology lab equipment participants will reconstruct a real post mortem, examining scars, dissecting organs and analysing bodily fluids.
Most of the dissection takes place using “the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver”.
But there is also “the chance to undertake technical dissection yourself including a real head specimen, thoracic block and GI tract”.
“This is a simulated experience using special effects and real specimens which are porcine in origin,” promoters say.
The event is open to undergraduate students, non-students and the general public. Attendees must be at least 16 years of age.
There are two Post Mortem Live events set to run at both the University of York and York St John University on Saturday March 5.
Tickets cost £73, or £55 for students, NHS staff and blue light staff. There is more information on the Post Mortem Live website.