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ESRC Festival of Social Science: Translation: From Bench to Brain

Starts: 2 November 2011

ESRC UK Festival of Social ScienceTranslation: From Bench to Brain

Translation: From Bench to Brain: Julia Thomas & Rhys Bevan Jones

Art Exhibition, BayArt Gallery, 54B/C Bute Street, Cardiff Bay

31st October 2011 to 4th November 2011

Event posters at bottom of page

Between the 31 October and 4 November 2011, BayArt Gallery in Cardiff Bay will be hosting an art exhibition entitled Translation: From Bench to Brain. The exhibition will contain the work of two artists, Julia Thomas and Rhys Bevan Jones, who have interests in issues such as genetic studies related to mental health, classification, metaphor and representation, variability, identity, and ‘big science’. The overriding theme of the exhibition will be the ways in which scientific information is relayed from the laboratory bench into social consciousness, with an awareness of the ethical side-effects that such a translation can create.

The exhibition is part of the broader Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science Week which runs from 29 October to 5 November, and is a collaboration between the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) and the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics, as part of their public engagement programme.

The BayArt Gallery will be open to the public on a daily basis between the hours of 10am and 5pm and, in addition to this, evening talks will be held on the 2 November and the 4 November. At these events, the gallery will remain open until 8.30pm.

During an evening event on Wednesday 2 November, invited guests will speak on the academic work which has fed into many of the pieces of artwork on display. These will include Dr Ian Jones of the MRC Centre and Dr Andrew Bartlett of Cesagen. The evening of the 4 November will allow the artists to discuss their own inspirations in creating the exhibits.

Open daily 10am to 5pm. Evening talks on Wednesday 2nd and Friday 4th November - open until 8.30pm. Twitter: @benchtobrain

For interviews, further information or to register please contact:

Simon Read, Cesagen Communications Officer on +44 (0)78 54704797,

Please visit the Genomic Minds page for this event

Pease visit the Cardiff School of Social Sciences page for the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2011

Cesagen / MRC


Event Posters

Translation: From Bench to Brain


Translation: From Bench to Brain


Other information

Open To: Staff and Students