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Dementia in the Asylum


Fully booked

This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Thursday 1 February 2018


What was life like for people living with a dementia in a 19th-century asylum? What does this mean for contemporary understanding and treatment of dementias? Join Created out of Mind for conversation and activities exploring the lives of asylum residents through medical accounts from Wellcome Library. 


  • Gill Windle, gerontologist, Bangor University
  • Millie Van Der Byl Williams, philosopher, Created out of Mind
  • Hannah Zeilig, gerontologist, University of the Arts, London
  • Elizabeth Brockman-Icke, cognitive scientist, University College London
  • Gemma Goodall, music psychologist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Kate Munro, sculptor and maker

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 26 January.

This is a British Sign Language-interpreted event. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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Created out of Mind are residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection, a pioneering location for interdisciplinary research. This diverse group of world-class collaborators includes people with dementia, researchers, musicians, artists and many more. The residents will put on a series of events exploring dementia through science and the creative arts.