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Identity: Eight Rooms, Nine LivesA newly commissioned play by Billy Bragg, extracts from the diary of Tony Benn and the invention of DNA fingerprinting are all part of ways in which Identity is explored at the Wellcome Collection. Identity: Eight Rooms, Nine Lives, the latest temporary exhibition at the science centre dedicates eight rooms to exploring the lives and works of people that have shaped thinking about human identity. The first person in Britain to undergo gender reassignment and a special time lapsed mirror revealing how the rest of the world see us are also part of this investigative exhibition which attempts to explore human identity, its history, and its infinite amount of possibilities. To make the theories easier to digest, and to give Identity a human face, each of the eight rooms has been named after a well known figure who has influenced our thinking about identity. These include British geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys, responsible for devising the DNA profiling we still use today; Fiona Shaw, an actress who has taken on the identity of everyone from Richard II at the National Theatre to Aunt Petunia in Harry Potter; and Samuel Pepys whose famous diary has kept his name alive. Billy Bragg's new musical play, Pressure Drop, runs in the final weeks of the exhibition, from 19th April to 12th May 2010, in the temporary gallery space.

 

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A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome Library, cafe, bookshop and a 'forum' to consider issues of science, health and human identity. The 1,300 objects on display show the great variety of considerations that these topics include. More about Wellcome Collection


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Bedlam: the asylum and beyondBedlam: the asylum and beyondBedlam: the asylum and beyondThe Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum and beyond, delves into the world of mental asylums. With mental illness becoming more prevalent than ever, the timely exhibition will look at how the institutions, now largely consigned to history, shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Taking the Bethlem Royal Hospital - n2016-12-07T00:00:00+00002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th September 2016 to 15th January 2017
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
The Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum and beyond, delves into the world of mental asylums. With mental illness becoming more prevalent than ever, the timely exhibition will look at how the institutions, now largely consigned to history, shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Taking the Bethlem Royal Hospital - n... More about this event
 
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Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st December 2016 to 21st May 2017
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
Part of the Wellcome Collection's year-long exploration of our relationship with the natural world, Making Nature: How we see animals brings together over 100 objects to explore how humans relate to animals - a question that has captivated philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, ethicists and artists for centuries. Covering literature, film, tax... More about this event
 
 

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