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Our Science and Art: Visualising the Human Body

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September 2018 – July 2019

Our latest exhibition in the College's Crush Hall looks at how advances in technology and in our knowledge of human anatomy have changed the ways we see (and see inside) the human body. Focusing in turn on medical illustration, microscopy, endoscopy, imaging techniques such as X-ray photography and ultrasonography, and modern digital visualisation, we can see how 5 centuries of scientific and artistic progress have enabled us to better picture the complex 3D body on the 2D page and screen.

The exhibition also features some work from our ongoing Visualising Medical Heritage project to help to bring the collections to life and to demonstrate exactly how some of these pioneering pieces of technology actually worked.


The exhibition in Crush Hall is open to visitors on Monday afternoons, 2pm-5pm (excluding public holidays), and at other times by appointment.

We will also have extended opening on 15 October, 5 November, and 17 December 2018. Check out our events page to find out more.

The College is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is an easy-access toilet.

For enquiries or to book a visit please contact