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19 February, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Image: from J C Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Wellcome Library
The face occupies a privileged position in relation to identity and emotional expression. But what can it reveal about the person? What combinations of features are deemed untrustworthy and why? Has science brought a new understanding to how our faces can be interpreted? The history of physiognomy (the ‘reading’ of character based on appearance) has come a long way since the time of Aristotle, proving a fascinating and often controversial journey – and questioning the boundaries of science along the way.