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Our Campuses

The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences can offer you modern facilities at our centre with lecture theatres which are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment to help you succeed with your studies .

You can also take advantage of on-site and local social and cultural resources.

Greenwich Campus

Miller House

Greenwich Mortuary was originally built in 1802 as a Congregational Chapel. It was sold to the Health Authority in 1923 and used by the adjoining Miller Hospital as a rehabilitation department for the next 50 years. When the Miller Hospital closed in 1975, the site was sold to the London Borough of Greenwich. Two of the buildings on site were 'grade two listed', of them being The Old Chapel. At the same time there was a need identified at Greenwich for the Borough to have its own mortuary and this site was identified (the requirements were for approximately 1200 bodies a year). The Chapel on the Miller Hospital Site was an obvious choice as it presented an ideal ecclesiastical setting for the new Public Mortuary. The Chapel was utilized by restoring the nave and apse to provide a viewing area with the garden and fountain also used outside by the relatives attending for body identification purposes, creating a tranquil atmosphere. There were also rooms created for Coroner's Office staff and interview rooms. The first-floor gallery was modified and now provided living accommodation.

Miller House Chapel

The Miller Hospital Chapel is now part of our main building and is used as a lecture

hall as well as a viewing room for dentification purposes. The room has been fitted with

modern lighting fixtures and adapted for multiple uses, offering our students unique

teaching experience.

 

 

AFMS Library 

We have a unique, one of a kind state-of-the-art Medical Forensic library with wide range

of books coveringall major aspects of medical, scientific and legal issues within the forensic field.

We are expanding our library resources with more. Students will have access to:

 

  • Books and publication subscriptions
  • E-journals & Databases
  • Journals and forensics encyclopaedias
  • High power light microscope
  • Free wifi connections around the campus and study zones provide an environment for you to continue with your learning away from the lecture theatre.

 

 

Barts Pathology Museum

Lectures and seminars are available to our students at the Pathology Museum at Bart’s and the London.

The museum houses one of the largest collections in the country over 4000 specimens on display,

with over 1000 in storage and another 800 dedicated to teaching. This extraordinary sine was completed

by architect Edward I’Anson in 1878, an open plan space of approximately 28 by 11 metres square featuring

a glass ceiling. It is made up of 3 mezzanine levels each around 8 metres high, all linked

by a beautiful spiral staircase. The site itself is fascinating and holds so much history,

much like every single sample. The collection was a result of merging two collections from two medical

schools and was slowly neglected after the teaching style for anatomy changed after WW2.

Due to the lack of funding, historic specimens like the scull of John Bellingham, were neglected until 2010,

when a donation was secured to renovate the collection. Since then, there has been significant interest by the public.

 

 

Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences

Registered Address:
Miller House, 3 Devonshire Drive, London SE10 8LP

Telephone:
+44(0)207 525 6030

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