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January 2015

Packed Lunch: Causes of Diseases

9 January, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join us to hear about his findings on the causes of diseases, from cancer in the UK to cardiovascular diseases in low-income countries.

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Researching Pornography

14 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Pornography is both consumed and condemned by the public, but there is very little research that engages with ‘ordinary’ people who use it.

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Wellcome’s Collectors

22 January, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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This talk will aim to bring forth from the shadows of Henry Wellcome's store rooms the men and women who bid, bought, and collected in Wellcome’s name.

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Exchanges at the Frontier with Mary Hagedorn

22 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Reef restoration in Belize by Lisa Carne and the Fragments of Hope coral nursery

Can the coral reefs be saved? Marine biologist Dr Mary Hagedorn has adapted human IVF techniques to freeze coral sperm and is now beginning to successfully grow corals.

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Uncovering Freud

23 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join Stefan Marianski in this participatory discussion to examine objects from the Freud Museum collection. Explore how Freud viewed and used these items during his consultations and try out Freud's method to interpret your own dreams.

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Photographs as evidence

28 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Examine photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications with historian Jana Funke and contribute your own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator.

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Exchanges at the Frontier with Ray Dolan

29 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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What role do emotions play in decision-making and behaviour? Neuroscientist Ray Dolan discusses how feeling happy or sad, empathetic or vengeful can change our course of actions.

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A Long Table on Why Sex Matters

31 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Conceived by Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film ‘Antonia’s Line’, the ‘Long Table’ is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance, installation, roundtable discussion and dinner party designed to facilitate dialogue by gathering together people with common interests.

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February 2015

Packed Lunch: Cell Communications

4 February, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Through his study of pancreatic cancer, Chris Tape has discovered ‘reciprocal cell communication’ between mutations in cancer cells and healthy cells. Learning more about how cells communicate is important for thinking about future approaches to treatment, for pancreatic cancer and beyond. Come and hear more about Chris’s findings.

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Faces

19 February, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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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?

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Val McDermid in Conversation: The Anatomy of Crime

26 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Inimitable crime writer Val McDermid will be in conversation about her book Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime. The book delves deeper into the mysteries of forensic science by drawing on interviews with top-level professionals and fascinating cases from history, from Jack the Ripper to the Madrid train bombings.

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March 2015

What is Evidence?

12 March, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Do forensic scientists, lawyers and the public all have the same understanding of truth and reasonable doubt? Does our notion of ‘evidence’ change over time? Join us for a conversation on how objects, witnesses and science fit into the legal process.

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Packed Lunch: Child Health

18 March, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Can public health messages really make a difference? Join Simon to hear how the work is going and for a broader discussion about applying statistics to neonatal and child health in low-income settings.

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Madness in Civilisation

25 March, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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A talk on the history of the encounter between Reason and Unreason, taking a look at the ways cultures responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane.

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Graphic Sex

26 March, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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A taste of sexuality, sexism, censorship, gender identity and sexually transmitted diseases in comics, pulps, graphic novels, magazines, undergrounds, comic strips and postcards, from Aubrey Beardsley’s ‘Lysistrata’ and the ripped shirts of Doc Savage to Adam Hughes’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and gay marriage in ‘Astonishing X-Men’.

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April 2015

Wellcome Library Insights: Poison

16 April, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Do untraceable poisons exist? Were there really poison epidemics in the 1850s? Why do so many murderous doctors choose poisoning? And how can the same toxic substances help save your life? We delve into the archives for answer.

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The Poetry of Dolls and Murder

16 April, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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A screening of ‘Of Dolls and Murder’, a documentary about forensics featuring Frances Glessner Lee’s 1940s dollhouse crime scenes, known as the ‘Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death’.

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Mindwandering

23 April, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join broadcaster Claudia Hammond for a panel discussion as she explores the wandering mind with author and psychologist Charles Fernyhough, medieval historian Hilary Powell and cognitive neuroscientist Jonny Smallwood.

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Authors in Conversation (Wellcome Book Prize)

26 April, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join Anne Karpf in conversation with shortlisted authors Marion Coutts, Henry Marsh, Sarah Moss and Miriam Toews as they reflect on the process of writing and how they tackle the themes of medicine and health in their books.

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May 2015

Bacteria Light Lab

1 May, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Enter into the Bacteria Light Lab. Bask in the light of bioluminescent bacteria, learn about the quantum effects of light in whole-genome sequencing, investigate historical heliotherapy and modern cutting-edge laser light treatments to combat infection, create your own light-reactive bacteria ‘pet’, and vote in a bacteria beauty contest.

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Talking about Sex

6 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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. But how exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation - and this time, you get to ask the questions!

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Talking About Sex

7 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation - and this time, you get to ask the questions!

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Talking About Sex

8 May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation - and this time, you get to ask the questions!

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Between the Sheets

13 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Explore with us the intertwining histories of Reverend Burney, prostitution’s best-known guide and dodgy ‘cures’ for venereal disease.

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28 May, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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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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July 2015

The Barometer of My Heart (afternoon session)

9 July, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Insight into a dynamic collaboration in which endocrinologist, artist and a wide network of men explore new ways to communicate about the taboo of erectile dysfunction and its social and medical implications

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The Barometer of My Heart (evening session)

9 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Insight into a dynamic collaboration in which endocrinologist, artist and a wide network of men explore new ways to communicate about the taboo of erectile dysfunction and its social and medical implications

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AD Tour of The Institute of Sexology

16 July, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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An invitation to undress your mind at Wellcome Collection by joining this free guided tour…

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Sex by Numbers

16 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when…

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Symposium: Sexual Desire

18 July, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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From asexuality to sex addiction, there is huge variety in our experience of sexual desire.…

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Packed Lunch: Biological Manufacturing

22 July, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation…

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BSL Tour of Medicine Man

23 July, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Explore part of Henry Wellcome’s extraordinary collection, reunited in our recently reopened 'Medicine Man' gallery,…

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Minds and Bodies

23 July, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join us to explore the age-old medical and philosophical conundrum of the connection between the…

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In Conversation with… Neil Bartlett

23 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Theatre director and author Neil Bartlett will be in conversation with writer Kate Pullinger about…

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The Thing Is… Conflict Medicine

30 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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A single object can tell fascinating stories. Join us as we hear from a specially…

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August 2015

The Blue Corpse

27 August, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join us for a look at cholera in the 19th century. Cholera epidemics had huge…

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September 2015

Wikipedia Science Conference

2 September, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3 September, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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n partnership with the Wellcome Trust, we are hosting a two-day conference sharing skills, tools,…

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Friday Late Spectacular at Wellcome Collection: Hubbub

4 September, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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What does ‘rest’ mean to you? Join the Hubbub team to investigate rest and its opposites: from daydreaming and doodling to fidgeting and lullabies. Explore the meanings of noise, tumult, activity and relaxation through talks, performances, films, installations and workshops taking place throughout Wellcome Collection.

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Human Library

19 September, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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In the Human Library, the books are people and the reading is a conversation. What…

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Why Music?: In Tune

25 September, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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In Radio 3’s popular ‘Drivetime’ show the irrepressible Sean Rafferty asks ‘Why Music?’ with a…

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Why Music?: Late Junction

25 September, 2015 @ 10:15 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Max Reinhardt presents artists including Mara Carlyle, Afrikan Boy, Ghostpoet and Dave Okumu, performing original…

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Why Music?: Shaping the Brain

26 September, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Claudia Hammond talks to Professor David Hargreaves about the ways in which music can influence…

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Why Music? Playing with Patterns

26 September, 2015 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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How and why have composers through the centuries striven to imbue their music with the…

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Why Music? The Psychiatrist at the Keyboard

26 September, 2015 @ 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr Richard Kogan is renowned for his recital-lectures showing how some…

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Why Music? Music Question Time

26 September, 2015 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Tom Service and ‘Why Music?’ resident experts Victoria Williamson and Philip Ball draw together some…

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Why Music? Jazz Line-up

26 September, 2015 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Julian Joseph presents a programme featuring musicians interacting with technology and finds out how well…

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Why Music? Hear and Now

26 September, 2015 @ 9:45 pm - 11:55 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Tom Service presents a programme featuring soloists from the Aurora Orchestra, including world premieres from…

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Why Music? The Tingle Factor

27 September, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Andrew McGregor is joined by psychologist Lauren Stewart and composer and pianist Neil Brand to…

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Why Music? Music and Memory

27 September, 2015 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Music psychologist Victoria Williamson is joined by principle players of Aurora Orchestra for a concert…

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Why Music? Sounds of Nature

27 September, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Chris Watson is one of the world’s most celebrated wildlife sound recordists. Using both his…

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Why Music? The Descent of Language

27 September, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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According to Darwin, the origins of verbal communication lie in a musical ‘protolanguage’, in which…

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Why Music? ‘Round up

27 September, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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With the help of the audience, presenters Tom Service and Sarah Walker and ‘Why Music?’…

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October 2015

Symposium: The Stuff of Memory

3 October, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Memory is an imaginative and creative process, not a static repository. But what role does…

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Ann Veronica Janssens: yellowbluepink

15 October, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 3 January, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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This new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens explores light and colour as she invades the…

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Packed Lunch: Vaccine Confidence

21 October, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiment, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you. First come, first seated.

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November 2015

Packed Lunch: Nanotechnology

4 November, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation…

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‘EAT. DIE’ The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s

4 November, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Following the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the US government sought to regulate…

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Recycling: London’s dirty past

5 November, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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We think of recycling as a modern idea and we think of the Victorian city as…

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BSL Discussion: Home Remedies

6 November, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Discover historical healing at Wellcome Collection by joining this free British Sign Language interpreted discussion.…

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BSL Tour: War and Medicine

12 November, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join us to explore the impact of war and conflict on medicine through Sir Henry…

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The Meaning of Science

12 November, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one…

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The Science and Politics of Laziness

19 November, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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When is a lie-in well-deserved and when is it plain lazy? Join broadcaster and writer…

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Crucial Interventions with Richard Barnett

26 November, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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‘Crucial Interventions’, the sequel to the best-selling and award-winning ‘The Sick Rose’, uses rare, beautiful and…

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