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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.

  • Summer Insight talks

    13/06/2012

    Our popular Insightsessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. Details of… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Water-borne

    08/05/2012

    A new Insight entitled ‘Water-borne’ debuts this week featuring a guest speaker from Wellcome Collection, Will Giller, who is plunging into the often murky waters of London’s famous River Thames. Take a dip into the history of the benefits and hazards it has posed… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Get behind ‘Good Health’

    23/04/2012

      A new Insight talk this week entitled ‘Good Health: Medicine and Modernism’ tells the story behind our current lightbox exhibit ‘Here Comes Good Health!’. Co-curator Alex Green reveals how the local London boroughs like Bermondsey adopted new technologies and strategies to persuade… Continue reading

  • Library Insight: Theology vs Geology

    20/02/2012

    A new Insight this week will focus on Victorian faith and science during a period when new discoveries challenged biblical accounts of how the world came to be. Theology Vs Geology will be held on Thursday 23rd February, 6-7pm and… Continue reading

  • Lister centenary

    10/02/2012

    Antiseptic surgery and the drive towards a sterile environment in the operating theatre are bedrocks of modern procedures. It is hard to imagine a time when the importance of hygiene in hospitals was not well understood.But without the unique contribution… Continue reading

  • Library Insights

    03/02/2012

      Our popular Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections.… Continue reading

  • ‘Monkeyana’ and the book that never was

    21/12/2011

    As we come to the close of the year, 2011 saw not one but two films concerned with attitudes to our ancestors – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim. Fiction, as well as legislation, has a… Continue reading

  • Looking good for Friday night…

    03/10/2011

    Why do some faces set my pulse racing and not others? If this has ever crossed your mind, you are not alone. In the past, many have tried to use science to decode the elusive quality of beauty and many… Continue reading

  • Witchcraft on trial

    25/08/2011

    The Wellcome Library features a wealth of material on improving health but it also contains information on those whom, some believe, may also do us harm. Many works focus on the subject of witchcraft, including a whole gallery devoted to… Continue reading

  • Elvis spotted in the Houses of Parliament

    19/08/2011

    How would you like to enter a world to which only the rare few are invited? Where views are vigorously challenged and equivocations pounced upon by the powerful? Perhaps you would rather be a ‘fly on the wall’, able to… Continue reading