Heritage Evening

Thursday, 14 December 2017

From 1800 to 2130

Suttie Lecture Theatre

14th December will be the 100th anniversary of the birth in Aberdeen of the celebrated artist Alberto Morrocco. This is also the anniversary of the foundation of the Medico -Chirurgical Society. The Heritage Group invite you to register your interest by reserving tickets for the Heritage Symposium on 14th December 2017.  Tickets will be £6 per person but free to undergraduates. Please send an email with your name and the number of tickets you wish to reserve to the Administrator at medchi.admin@abdn.ac.uk

This event will be widely advertised to the public so early application is advised.


10.00 - 19.00 An Art Exhibition in the conference suite featuring –

  • Portraits by Alberto Morrocco which are  in the collection of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society.
  • Photographs from the Robert Gordon University collection.
  • Original drawings by Morrocco and others for ‘Anatomy of the Human Body’ by "Lockhart, Hamilton and Fyfe”.


18.00 - 19.00 Music in the atrium


19.00 - 21.30 Symposium in the lecture theatre “Celebrating the achievements of Alberto Morrocco”.


The importance of drawing in the present day teaching of Anatomy will be described by Staff in the Department of Anatomy.  Advances in functional anatomy by brain imaging will be described.

Other speakers will attest to Morrocco's influence as a teacher.

Professor John Morrison, History of Art, also from the University of Aberdeen will highlight Alberto Morrocco's artistic achievements.



The Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare

Institute of Education for Medical & Dental Sciences



AB25 2ZD

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