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Revealing faces from the past with clinical imagery

The Combined Royal Colleges Lecture 2017 will describe how clinical images contribute towards the depiction of faces from the past and from contemporary forensic investigation, and discuss the challenges and limitations of this research.

Clinical images are incredibly important for the analysis and assessment of living bodies, but they can also be utilised for forensic identification and archaeological investigation. By attending the lecture you will discover the application of clinical imagery to the depiction of famous historical figures (such as Richard III and Robert the Bruce), preserved bodies (such as ancient Egyptian mummies or bog bodies) and disease or trauma in ancient populations.  

Organised by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in conjunction with all the royal colleges, including the RCP, the speaker at the lecture is Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of the Face Lab, a Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) research group, and director of Liverpool School of Art and Design.

The lecture takes place in London on Thursday 23 November 2017, 6.30–9pm, at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. You can book tickets via the RPS website.