On Monday 25 November 2013 St George's, University of London was proud to launch a new 'The Art of Medicine' series which aims to draw out the myriad connections between medicine, science and the arts.

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'The Art of Medicine: Self-Portrait without Breasts’ presented poet Clare Best’s personal journey through preventive double mastectomy, supported by clinical oncologist Dr James Mackay from University College London.

Experts from St George’s, University of London also discussed medical humanities with Professor Deborah Bowman asking "Why Stories Matter?" to the sciences and Benjamin Woolley, Literary Fund Fellow illuminating the famous portrait 'An Experiment upon a Bird in the Airpump'.

We are delighted that so many people share our enthusiasm for exploring varied perspectives when approaching science and medicine research and teaching.