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28 May, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

We have a lifetime’s association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In his book ‘Adventures in Human Being’, Gavin Francis leads the reader through the landscapes of the body, exploring it from literary, artistic, clinical and cultural points of view.

Offering insights from the pulsating surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart, from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot, he draws on his experiences as a physician and award-winning travel writer and blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the ways the body has been imagined and portrayed over millennia.

The body can feel like a foreign country to some of us, and the practice of medicine an exploration of new territory. Join Gavin Francis in conversation for an adventure through what it is to be human.

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Date:
28 May, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://wellcomecollection.org/events/adventures-human-being

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Wellcome Collection
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7611 2222
Website:
http://www.wellcomecollection.org/

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Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7611 2222
Website:
http://www.wellcomecollection.org/