Students at a Bangor University will be able to see a live ‘human body’ dissection when ‘VIVIT’ a touring post mortem experience – which recently featured on BBC’s Dragons’ Den – visits Bangor in December.

VIVIT is the idea of former teacher and acclaimed human anatomist Samuel Piri, which allows students and healthcare professionals to gain an experience into human anatomy like never before.

Made up of pig organs inside a realistic human-shaped body, the ‘VIVIT Experience’ aims to offer a realistic lesson on how the body works. The interactive course is designed to support students currently at Bangor University and the surrounding areas studying in the biosciences, health, sports or associated degree pathways that require an understanding of advanced anatomy and physiology or the associated clinical pathologies.

Samuel secured a £90,000 investment from Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden when he appeared on BBC Two’s Dragons Den in August and has since taken the ‘VIVIT Experience’ on a tour of the UK. Sam said: “The experience allows health care providers to really contextualise the organs in situ, which they don’t get to do as part of their routine training.”

Despite her investment Deborah Meaden found the experience ’stomach churning’ and had to sit it out. Sam added: “We’ve had a couple of people vomiting, and we have had a couple of people pass out every now and again, but the majority are fine.”


For those quick enough to grab tickets, participants will be guided by nationally acclaimed human anatomist Samuel Piri and his team of clinicians, helping students work systematically through a complete dissection of the human body. Students will be taught a variety of important clinical skills including interpreting X-rays and linking symptoms to clinical diagnosis. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and at the same time handle the anatomical samples and even the chance to undertake some dissection for yourself. With a post-mortem style experience, students will look at disease and pathology, working on real specimens using real surgeons’ tools. They will discover the intricate structures and how they function to keep you alive.
“With access to our cadaveric image bank students at all levels will see pathology like never before. We are confident you’ll be inspired, leaving with an in-depth and unprecedented understanding of what lies beneath your skin.” Samuel Piri (Anatomist, Teacher and Programme Director)

Who can attend?

The event delivers in-depth content aimed at those studying anatomy, physiology or pathology at an undergraduate level. This is open to all students across Bangor University. The event is also a great experience for any person who is interested in the human body, disease or medicine on the whole.

How do I get a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased online via The VIVIT Experience website
Standard tickets £35.00


VIVIT will visit Bangor University on 16 December, for more information visit the event page here: