Dr Alan W.H. Bates is a Coroner’s Pathologist in London, where he has taught morbid anatomy for over twenty years. He is Medical Director of Convit House Pathology Ltd, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at UCL, and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His books include Emblematic Monsters (2005) and The Anatomy of Robert Knox (2010)
Dr Bates will be opening the session by speaking about transcendental anatomy and the way in which our knowledge of human evolution has developed thanks to pioneers in the field who were as much artists as morbid anatomists.