Stories of Metamorphosis

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Photographic portrait of Gavin Francis against a blue wall.
Gavin Francis, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Come along to hear stories of transformation inspired by the book Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change by Gavin Francis. Hear experts’ scientific, personal and cultural perspectives on the different ways our bodies change, then join the conversation.

About your speakers

Gavin Francis is a GP and author of Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change (published by Wellcome Collection).

James Young is a double amputee who works in bionics and film-making. 

Caroline Vout is a cultural and art historian in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.

Your facilitator will be Angela Saini, science journalist, author & broadcaster.

Where we’ll be

Follow the signs downstairs or take the lift to the Henry Wellcome Auditorium on level –1. There are 150 seats.