Manus is an osteopathic student society at the British School of Osteopathy in London, UK. Our aim is to provide a forum for students to explore aspects of osteopathy that may only be touched on within the undergraduate curriculum.
Manus is the largest and most active osteopathic student society in Europe and organises an exciting annual schedule of talks, courses and debates.
Founded in 2001 by Caren Hallahan, Brian Drumm and Vanisha Kumar when they were 3rd year students at the British School of Osteopathy. Manus was born out an argument that took place in Andrew Cottons Concepts of Osteopathy lecture between Caren and Andrew, with Caren suggesting there was a disparity between the Principles of Osteopathy and what took place in the schools clinic. Vanisha who was in the same class suggested what was needed was student led program of guest lecturers to explore in a bit more depth aspects of osteopathy that may only be touched off in the undergraduate curriculum.
The Inaugural Manus Sinistra lecture was by John Wernham and intitled Action and Reaction. He was 95 years of age at the time. From the interest generated, the JWCCO set up the Foundation course in classical Osteopathy for 3rd and 4th year students as well as practitioners