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Mind over matter in debate on brain donation

Taboos, ethics and issues surrounding brain donation will be debated at the Wellcome Trust on 6 October 2011.

6 October 2011


Speakers on the expert panel include Dr Bronwyn Parry, a social scientist at Queen Mary, University of London; Professor Carol Brayne, epidemiologist and public health physician at Cambridge University; Michael Parker, professor of bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre and artist Ania Dabrowska.

The free event accompanies a revolutionary photography exhibition featuring portraits of brain donors whose identities are revealed for the first time.

The Mind Over Matter exhibition reveals the extraordinary contribution that 12 donors, aged between 83 and 101, will make to finding cures for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

By demystifying what happens in brain bank laboratories, the exhibition draws back the veil of secrecy surrounding organ donation and celebrates those who elect to donate their brains after death to further neuroscientic research.

Mind Over Matter exhibition

12-23 Oct 2011

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

Free entry

Private view & book launch

11 Oct 2011, 4.30pm-9pm

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

RSVP j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk

Representing the Contentious: A Symposium

14 October 2011; 10am-4pm

Shoreditch Town Hall

Tickets Free, registration required

RSVP aniadabrowska@mac.com

For media information, contact:

Mark Byrne
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
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