Nevzorov Haute Ecole Seventh International School Meeting, 17-18 September 2011

The Nevzorov Haute Ecole Seventh International School Meeting, also known as Hippological Seminar VII, took place in St. Petersburg September 17-18, 2011

Special guests and speakers at the annual seminar were Prof. I. V. Gajvoronsky – Head of the Department of Normal Anatomy of the Kirov Military Medical Academy, St. Petersburg; paleontologist Igor Pakhomov, and famous actors Anwar Libabov and Victor Solovyev of the mime-clown-theater “Litsedei” .

Discussions and presentations included the subtleties of horse management practices, manege reading -LEP, a summation of the staggering results from the study of injuries from equestrian sports in children and youths and the physiological evidence against the use of standard methods of horse management

Information that goes far beyond the traditional NHE realm of the horse was also addressed at the conference. Alexander Nevzorov advises his students to study science in context of history and persons of the time so attention is given to biographical and historical reports as well, this year including one about the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Some lectures took place at the exhibition complex “Tolstoy Square” where an exhibit called “The Human Body”: The Dead who Teach the Living curated by Mr. Nevzorov, has been on display for about a year. Students heard comments by Professor Gaivoronsky as he led a tour through the anatomical exhibit.  Igor Pakhomov provided his insight and thoughts on trilobites.  Discussions went on to describe methods for preparing osteological specimens and the development of the first bilateral animals and brain anatomy to name a few. An evolutionary look at linguistics addressed the semantics and etymology of the Russian Language.

In keeping with the evolutionary theme Alexander Nevzorov delivered the inspirational keynote lecture regarding his upcoming book, the “Origin of Intellect”.  This work promises to shake up the current standards of the scientific community as the author delves into the still ongoing evolution of man and reveals that the direction of the species is still wide open.

The seminar’s very full and diverse, yet interrelated program managed to squeeze in one more topic with a segment on the art of speech and stage craft by Libabov and Solovyev. The Leiken-Club Café, run by the Litsedei troupe hosted the seminar.

According to the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Seminar materials are not available to the public.