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Around the world in 80 days – Part 4: Vietnam

Rush hour in Vietnam, a bipedal frenzy of noise and colour. Over the course of four months, Barry Gibb visited our major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia to make a film about Wellcome...

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May 2013 public engagement events

Professor Roger Kneebone Our regular scamper through upcoming science and medicine themed events funded through the Wellcome Trust’s public engagement awards. Imperial Festival, celebrating arts and...

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Around the world in 80 days – Part 5: Thailand

Over the course of four months, Barry Gibb visited our major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia to make a film about Wellcome Collection’s Art and Global Health project. In the latest of his diary...

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Around the world in 80 days – Part 7: South Africa

Zwelethu absorbs the sight of a massive shanty town Over the course of four months, Barry Gibb visited our major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia to make a film about Wellcome Collection’s Art...

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Sleep Paralysis – The Devil in the Room

Carla MacKinnon is a London-based filmmaker and interdisciplinary producer. Her personal experience of sleep paralysis inspired her set up the Sleep Paralysis Project with support from the Wellcome...

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The role of the curator/producer – six top tips

Continuing our series sharing what we learnt from our Engaging Science grantholders day, Georgia Bladon explores the role of the curator in public engagement projects.  For our Arts and People Awards...

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A ‘View’ of the Wellcome Trust

If you walk past the Wellcome Trust headquarters during the next year, your eyes will be drawn to ‘View’, an art installation created by Phoebe Argent, who has just finished a BA in Graphic Design at...

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Wellcome Image of the Week: Peabrain

‘Peabrain’ is a representation of the brain created by Sarah Grice. This is part of a series of several brain artworks by Sarah, depicting the brain in different fun ways, from ‘Wired‘ to ‘Woolly...

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September 2013 Public Engagement Events

Summer may be coming to a close but never fear, our Engaging Science grantholders have a wide variety of activities to keep your spirits up.  Metta Theatre’s aerial circus production, WellCredit:...

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What has art ever done for science?

“Art has contributed zero to science, historically,” said developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert on Radio 4 some time ago. This sounds like a sweeping generalisation – particularly considering he was in...

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The Art and Science of Recognising Yourself

As a new art installation by Mark Boulos, Echo, explores the nature of self-recognition and representation, his collaborator, Cognitive Neuroscientist Professor Olaf Blanke, explains a little more...

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Ground control to music fun – The science of hearing

What links air traffic controllers and music? (Apart from Major Tom, of course, but more on that later*). Not much at first glance, but in exploring the science behind misheard lyrics and the ‘cocktail...

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Wellcome Image of the Week: Vesicle Traffic

This week the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was awarded to a trio of researchers whose work unravelled the mystery of how cells transport molecules. Randy Schekman, James Rothman and...

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Image of the Week: Urea

This vibrant image wouldn’t look out of place on the wall of a modern art gallery, but the true nature of it might surprise you. Far from being the result of a vivid paint palette, or an energetic...

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Image of the Week: Elephant shrew

It is clearly not an elephant, but it turns out not to be a shrew either. This happy chap presumably got its name because somebody thought it amusing that a small (a few centimetres long at most),...

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Image of the Week: Lipid motion in a cell membrane

This week’s image of the week is a guest post by Dr Matthieu Chavent, a post-doctoral researcher funded by the Wellcome Trust. His image shows a model of lipid motion in a cell membrane – and it...

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Image of the Week: Rupture of the liver cell

This unusual image is part of the Parasite Project by final year London College of Fashion student, Katie May Boyd. Katie May is the artist in residence at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular...

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Image of the Week: N is for Natural Curiosity

  This week’s image is an illustration showing white magnolia blossom and its seed pod, taken from a book by Mark Catesby. The title of this beautiful book is proportionate to the length of time and...

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Public Engagement Events Listing – July 2014

As the summer sunshine tempts us outdoors, have a look at this varied selection of Wellcome-supported events (both indoors and out!) and take your pick for July. We’ve got everything from theatre in...

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Image of the Week: Ruby-tailed wasp

  There are over 100,000 different species of wasp on Earth and the majority of these are parasitic. Indeed for almost every pest insect, there is at least one wasp species that preys on it or acts as...

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