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What's in a Face?

Friday 20 November 2020, 5.00PM

Speaker(s): Adam Pearson, Roger Kneebone, Tulsi Vagjiani, Eleanor Crook, Dan Saleh

Join AboutFacefor a lively panel conversation, where you’ll hear different perspectives on face transplants and their emotional and cultural impacts. Led by surgical educator Roger Kneebone, the panel discussion will also explore what our opinions about views on face transplants might tell us about current beauty standards, face equality, and self-representation in the age of the selfie. Roger’s guests include surgeon Dan Saleh, actor Adam Pearson, motivational speaker Tulsi Vagjiani, and sculptor Eleanor Crook. Over the course of 90 minutes, you will explore themes of appearance and transplantation, and will have the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q&A.

This event will be held online via Zoom, is free to attend but registration is required. This event contains no graphic images so is suitable for all ages, but is aimed at audiences of 18 and above.

Book tickets on Eventbrite. Joining information will be circulated in the confirmation email.


Why not join in with our other Being Human events and activities?

‘(Re)Framing the Face’ is a short film exploring the connections between hands, faces, and facial surgery.

‘Future Faces’ is an interactive social media event, where we invite you to join the conversation. Learn more and explore your questions about donation and surgery.

‘From Hand to Face’ is a timelapse film of the production of an original artwork by Lucy Burscough, and featuring double hand transplant recipient, Corinne Hutton.

Location: Zoom

Admission: Free to attend but booking is required

Email: aboutface-project@york.ac.uk