Free

The Body in Pictures

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Photograph of a group of people examining library material on a table.
Library Insights event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

See printed masterpieces of anatomical illustration and hear about the bringing together of artistic technique with anatomical science. Featuring historical highlights from Wellcome Collection and insights from anatomy lecturer Jennifer Paxton, this talk will explore how the long tradition of anatomical illustration continues to this day.

This event is inspired by ‘Anatomicum‘ by Jennifer Paxton.

About your speaker

Photograph of Jennifer Paxton

Jennifer Paxton

Jennifer Z Paxton is Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh and Principal Investigator of the Paxton Lab, a tissue engineering laboratory. Jennifer has won the Wellcome Trust 'I'm a Scientist' competition twice (2013, 2018). She loves bringing the science of anatomy to a wider audience and working with primary schools to engage more children with the subject.

Dates

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Booking opens Friday 30 August 2019 11:00

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

First come, first served

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts and we advise arriving before the scheduled start time to claim a place. We hold some spaces for people with access requirements. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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