Being Human: Exploring Under the Skin at UCL
22 November 2018
STS's Chiara Ambrosio, Brendan Clarke and Bill Maclehose took part in 'Exploring under the skin' - a UCL event, part of the national 'Being Human' festival.
Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, The Being Human festival is a national festival promoting public engagement with humanities research. Their 2018 events were between Thursday 15th and Saturday 24th November. As part of this, UCL "Exploring Under The Skin" - a range of events on what happens within human bodies, including an STS workshop in the UCL Art Museum.
Here, Dr Chiara Ambrosio and Dr Brendan Clarke played the part of detectives, presenting a mystery based around the art of Charles Bell. Participants were allowed to look through a range of materials to find clues about Bell's artworks, and in doing so, learned about the history of science, art and anatomy. This was followed by a talk from Dr Bill Maclehose on 'The Brain in the Material World'.
For more information on Being Human, including details of past and upcoming events, visit the Being Human website.