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The Salon Project featuring Professor Barbara Sahakian

Professor Barbara Sahakian from the Department of Psychiatry took part in The Salon Project as part of Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain, a collaboration between the Barbican and the Wellcome Trust which ran alongside the BNA Festival of Neuroscience. She is pictured in the front row sitting alongside Ruby Wax in the picture below.

The evening begun in the Barbican dressing rooms, where delegates were costumed in full period evening dress before emerging into a mirrored impression of a 19th-century Parisian salon.

As delegates mingled, pioneers in their fields provoked discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought: science, politics, technology and the arts.

The Salon Project recreated the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was French society‘s golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry. It allowed its guests to relive its splendour, contrast it with the present, and imagine what the future would hold in this beautifully crafted night of fashion and conversation.

 


Posted on 10/05/2013

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