Published: 12 March 2014 at 12:13
Anglia Ruskin hosts prestigious Wellcome Image Awards exhibition in Cambridge
The winning pictures from this year’s Wellcome Image Awards, which offer an up-close and personal look at the world of science, will be on show at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge from 15-29 March.
The Wellcome Image Awards 2014 celebrates the best in science imaging talent and techniques, and this year marks the first time that the winning entries will be displayed outside London.
The images, which include a CT scan of a seal skull, a head louse egg attached to a strand of hair and an x-ray of a brown long-eared bat, showcase some of the wonders of the natural world in breathtaking detail.
The exhibition of the 18 winning images, to be held at the Ruskin Gallery on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, includes the overall winner – an image of a mechanical heart pump inside the chest of a patient by Professor Anders Persson of Linkoping University in Sweden – which was announced at an awards ceremony last night.
BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh, who was a member of the judging panel, said:
Commenting on the overall winner, Walsh added:
The winning images will also be made available on the Wellcome Image Awards website and will go on show in a window display at the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters in London.
Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images and a member of the judging panel said:
The exhibition at the Ruskin Gallery is free of charge to attend, and is being held to coincide with the Cambridge Science Festival.
The Ruskin Gallery is open from 10am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday, and until 8pm between 17-20 March. There will also be a talk by the Wellcome Trust on Thursday, 20 March (7pm).