Wellcome Library Insight – Fascinating Faces

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This Thursday afternoon (16th June) offers another chance to explore the provocative idea that faces can be ‘read’, through our free Fascinating Faces ‘Insight’ session.

This session will explore face reading, from its origins in Ancient Greece and China up to present day security debates on facial recognition.

Our Insight sessions give visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. Sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections from a member of Library staff.

This Thursday’s session starts at 3pm, and tickets are available from the Wellcome Collection Information Desk from 1.30pm onwards. For more details, see the Wellcome Collection website.

Image: J.C. Lavater, Essays on physiognomy, translated by Henry Hunter, D.D. London: John Murray, 1789-1798. Volume I, page 96, group of faces set in a circle.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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