Genetics and Archives: inspiring new art

Wednesday 30 October 2013,  6.00 – 7.30 pm
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL



‘Towards Dolly: Edinburgh, Roslin and the Birth of Modern Genetics’ is based within Edinburgh University Library’s  Centre for Research Collections and is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History grants scheme.

The project archivist, Clare Button, and rare books cataloguer, Kristy Davis are cataloguing the archival records of the  Roslin Institute, the Institute of Animal Genetics, the papers of James Cossar Ewart and Conrad Hal Waddington, glass plate slides, rare books and scientific offprints. This talk is an introduction to the wealth of materials in this collection followed by a talk by Dr. Mhairi Towler and Dr. Paul Harrison of Duncan Jordanstone in Dundee on their artwork based upon the C.H. Waddington collection.

Talks by:
Dr. Paul Harrison and Dr. Mhairi Towler will present aspects of their work in progress: ‘Epigenetic Landscapes’ This research explores and celebrates the ideas of developmental biologist, philosopher and visual thinker, C.H. Waddington.
“Dig down to nothing and come up with everything”
– Waddington 1957.

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