Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man
This is a free public lecture by Prof Peter Abrahams
'Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. He personally dissected more than thirty human corpses to explore every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity. Had he published his researches, Leonardo would have transformed European knowledge of the human body. Sadly at his death his studies remained unpublished and among his personal papers, and were almost unknown (unseen) until around 1900.
Professor Peter Abrahams , Clinical Anatomist from Warwick Medical school and long-time examiner for RCS Edinburgh will show how many new concepts in anatomical artistic design were unique to Leonardo’s work and how these concepts and ideas have now developed into many modalities of modern medical images.'
I think this promises to be very interesting .. I love it when Art and Science are combined to enhance our knowledge of the world. And who is more masterful than Leonardo?! I've just seen the Last Supper fresco in Milan and so I'm very keen to understand him more.
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As it is a fairly early start I think we should meet a quarter of an hour before the start of the lecture at 5.45pm. I don't know the layout of the venue so we just have to use common sense. If we don't all meet prior it's not the end of the world. Meet afterwards at the cafe
Afterwards we will retire to Spoon cafe/restaurant in order to ruminate !