Events

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Professor Selina Wray updating on twitter

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Professor Wray's inaugaural lecture describing her Barnsley roots

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Selina's inaugural lecture including updates on the Brains project

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Robotic lasers adapted to enable participants to programme their own synaptic pathways as part of Murphy + Bussell's R+D

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Updates from the Wray Lab at UCL

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Amazing 'cellfie' image updates from the Wray Lab

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Brain teaser Cocktails with project updates and presentations for Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2021

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Brain teaser Cocktails with project updates and presentations for Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2021

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Brain teaser Cocktails with project updates and presentations for Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2021

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Philip Ball talking about his participation in the project inspiring his book How to Grow a Human ...

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Charlie's skin to mind video installation at Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2018

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Professor Selina Wray at Downing street

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Wray Lab updates

Nov 2021 What can Science offer the Arts? Panel discussion event for Medi-Culture Festival, supported by Team London Bridge & SC1

Oct 2021 Professor Selina Wray’s inaugaural lecture,UCL (online)

Jan 2021 Growing the Stuff of Thought, (online) cocktail hour discussion, Normal? Festival of the Brain, Folkestone

May 2019  How to grow a human Talk and new book by Philip Ball, Royal Institute, London

After seeing his own cells used to grow clumps of new neurons that assembled themselves into a ‘mini-brain’ in a dish, Philip Ball began to examine the concept of identity and how it is rooted in our flesh and cells.Philip discussed the new technologies of cell reprogramming that were used to make his “brain in a dish”, and how these reveal the astonishing plasticity of our flesh, enabling one body part (or perhaps an entire body?) to be grown from a scraping of another. Whether or not these methods will indeed lead to new ways to ‘grow a human’, they already raise profound questions about who we are and how we came into being.

May 2018 Murphy + Wray’s Neuronal Disco, created for Southbank’ B(old) Festival

May 2018 Charlie Murphy  artist talk on the Brains in a Dish work in progress for Rare Dementia Support groups ( Hub,Wellcome Collection) , London

April 2018  Making monsters? Ethical gene editing discussion event,  The Theatre, Royal Institute, London. Phillip Ball’s panel discussion including presentation from Dr Selina Wray

October 2017 Charlie Murphy, Dr Selina Wray and researcher Christopher Lovejoy contributed to Pint of Science/Creative Reactions : Dimensions of Dementia event, London,

Nov 2017 “Disco Morphologies- Dancing the connections between art and science’ presentation by Charlie Murphy and Dr Selina Wray for Powerful Partners at Royal Society for Public Health, London