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Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

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Talk: Revealing the past and present

Wed 11 October

Wellcome Genome Campus

Join Dr Marc Haber and Dr Michal Szpak from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to discover how DNA research is revealing more about us; from our past and our present. There will also be the opportunity to visit our current exhibition, Hidden Lives.

The Hidden Lives exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus displays the remains of the some of the individuals found at excavations onsite over the last 25 years, alongside artefacts that help us understand what sort of lives people led on the banks of the River Cam thousands of years ago.

These discoveries offered the exciting opportunity to apply the scientific speciality of the Campus to these ancient remains. Researchers were able to extract DNA and then sequence the skeletons’ genome, the unique genetic code carried by all living things. Visit the exhibition and discover what this genetic analysis revealed about the population of the East of England in the Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon period – and what this shows us about the population today.

Cost: Free

Ages: 12+

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Website Email: engage@wellcomegenomecampus.org

Timing

All times

Wed 11 October 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Venue

Address: Wellcome Genome Campus
Cultural Zone, in the Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
CB10 1RQ