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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Exhibition: The Foetus Goes Public - Images of the Unborn from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century

Holliday Building (Upper Rotunda), Queen's Campus, Durham University


An exhibition of the history of the public images of embryos and foetuses.

'The Foetus Goes Public' looks at how images of embryos and foetuses shape our understanding of life and reproduction.

The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 1.30 pm on Friday 7th October 2011. The exhibition will run until 9th December 2011.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public lectures, as follows:

Professor John McLachlan, 'Imaging the Embryo', (Friday 21st October 2011, 12:45 pm, Holliday Building, room A11).

Dr Nadja Reissland, 'Fetal Crying: Is the Fetal Cry Face Gestalt Associated with Prenatal Depression and Attachment?', (Friday 11th November 2011, 10.00 am, Wolfson Research Institute, room F009).

Dr Sebastian Pranghofer, 'Personhood Before Birth? Early Modern Images of the Unborn', (Friday 25th November 2011, 10.45 am, Holliday Building, room A12 ).

Entry to the exhibition and lectures is free.