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  • Date and time: Friday 20 November 2020, 5pm to 8pm
  • Location: Online
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Being Human Festival event

Join AboutFace for 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.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 12–22 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see