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Last week self-styled ‘Guru of the Gurners’ Danny Rees treated Wellcome Trust staff to a display of rare and unusual library material on the subject of face reading. Items featured included book illustrations from Charles Darwin and phrenologist George Combe and an 18th Century Chinese medical diagnostic chart. Seen here, the mini-exhibition was held in the hallowed hall of 215 Euston Road. Colleagues could have their ears and lips ‘read’ in between lunchtime sandwiches. Face reading is just one of the free library Insight talks also open to the general public, current progamme:


A new programme will be announced later for the autumn/winter sessions.

Danny Rees

Danny Rees

Hi, I am Danny Rees, an Engagement Officer for the Wellcome Library, one of my interests is the human face; its physiognomy, expressions and ideas about what constitutes beauty. When not at work I enjoy the Kent countryside and consider radio to be one of the best things in life.

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