Dr Sarah Simblet, artist and Tutor of Anatomy at The Ruskin School of Art, discusses how artists past and present have investigated the anatomical body to inspire their practice. In this year’s Arts, Society and Medicine lecture, Sarah Simblet explores the European history of Anatomical Art and traces the invention of the ‘living anatomised corpse’ through eight centuries of anatomical research. Through a comparison of the scalpel and the pen Simblet will highlight the practicalities of working from a cadaver and advocates the value for contemporary art students of drawing from dissection today. Dr Sarah Simblet is a fine artist, writer, broadcaster and anatomist, whose work explores the relationship between science, history and art. She is Tutor in Anatomy at The Ruskin School of Art and the author of Anatomy for the Artist (2001), The Drawing Book (2005) and Botany for the Artist (2010). This event will be accompanied by BSL interpretation. Organised by the Royal Academy in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine.