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Film: When Worlds Collide (1951)

Start: Jan 21, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Film Night When Worlds Collide
Date: 21st January 

STS Seminar: Sarah Edwards

Start: Jan 22, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Abstract: Clinical research under usual regulatory constraints may be difficult or even impossible in a public health emergency. Regulators must seek to strike a good balance between granting wide therapeutic access to new drugs and gathering sound evidence of safety and effectiveness at the same time. To inform policy, I re-examine the rationale for restricting new medicines to clinical trials, at any stage and for any population of patients, which resides in the precautionary principle, to show that its objective to protect public health, now or in the future, could soon be defeated in a pandemic. Providing wider therapeutic access and coordinating observations and natural experiments, including cluster trials where clusters are already confined, may provide such a balance. However, there are important questions of fairness to resolve before any such research can proceed.

Life and Death Drawing: Expression

Start: Jan 25, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Jan 25, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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Artists and scientists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human face and its ability to express emotion. They work from live models, from works of art, from anatomical or skeletal models or from specimens. In the Life and Death Drawing workshop, we question how the nature of the model affects the practice of drawing and the understanding of drawings itself.
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