Introduction to Medicine students navigated dorsal, ventral, left and right as they dissected a sheep’s heart yesterday. Students were encouraged to view the open heart as a ‘four-bedroom house’, with its right and left atria, and right and left ventricles. They were particularly interested in tugging on the poor lamb’s ‘heartstrings’, also known as chordae tendinae, which pull on the heart valves to open or close them.
Then it was on to more magical arts as students attended the Wizard School party at St Peter’s College. Activities on offer were crazy golf, a bucking bronco set-up in the style of a carpet (the high score was 51 seconds), a high-striker, and a disco in the marquee. Students also enjoyed socialising with new students from other ORA campuses ―and brushing up on their wizarding skills ahead of their trip to the Harry Potter studios today!