Facial Reconstruction: Bellingham's Skull

Facial Reconstruction: Bellingham's Skull

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 21st Nov 2018

"Reconstructing Bellingham's Skull" with Hew Morrison. Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents. John Bellingham is the only person to ever assassinate a UK Prime minister, and he was hanged and dissected for his crime in 1812. On this very special evening, Hew will host an illustrated Q&A and show how he accomplished this incredible reconstruction. Will we see John Bellingham differently once we have given him a real face?

There will be plenty of time to peruse the paintings and specimens at 6:30pm before Hew Morrison's Q&A

“About Face” is a multidisciplinary series of events focusing on the face in a medical-humanities arena. The delicate ontological balancing act between life and death, public display and spectacle, ‘being’ and ‘not being’, and how we identify, are some of topics which inspired “About Face” at QMUL’s Pathology Museum. From the first recorded facial surgery in approximately 600 BC to the present, faces have been moulded, manipulated and even made from scratch. Why is this part of the physical body considered our ‘identity’ and what does that mean? In the world of the selfie, are our faces even our selves? What do we see when we look at the faces of others? Does our opinion change depending on the face? Why?

Topics included in this series include face transplants, ‘faces of fear’, facial surgery then and now, death masks and the forensic reconstruction of a skull from this collection. All events include wine, non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles, as well as a chance to see the "Saving Faces" paintings by Mark Gilbert. Full list of the A/W 2018 events is HERE

Hew Morrison, a graduate from the University of Dundee, is a freelance Forensioc Imaging Specialist and Forensic Artist based in Inverness.

Cost: £10.08


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2018-11-21 2018-11-21 Europe/London Facial Reconstruction: Bellingham's Skull Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/21/facial-reconstruction-bellinghams-skull-183281 Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry,St Bartholomew's Hospital site,London

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Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),

QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry,
St Bartholomew's Hospital site,
London,
EC1A 7BE

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