3rd February 2009, 9:16am
Grow your own body parts
Professor Norman Cherry Could advances in medical science soon allow people to grow their own body parts for the sake of fashion?

That is the intriguing question posed in the latest lecture in the Lincoln Academy 2008/09 series, hosted by the University of Lincoln.

Professor Norman Cherry will investigate the possibilities in his fully-illustrated lecture, Grow Your Own – Angiogenetic Body Adornment.

The event will take place on Tuesday 10 February in the EMMTEC building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus.

People should be aware that the lecture contains illustrations which some may find disturbing or offensive.

Professor Cherry, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Lincoln, said body adornment practices such as tattooing, piercing and scarification already influenced those working in the jewellery and fashion arena.

“Contemporary refinements in cosmetic surgery, competitive bodybuilding, implants and the recent history of organ transplant and technology, are all woven together,” he said. “Recent developments in the biomedical discipline of tissue engineering may well provide a viable opportunity for permanent body modification via deliberate and planned growth of one’s own tissue.”

Admission to the event is free of charge but people wishing to attend should register their interest as places are limited.

To register, contact the University of Lincoln’s Events Team by phoning 01522 837100 or emailing events@lincoln.ac.uk.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 10 February in the EMMTEC building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus. Registration begins at 5.30pm and the lecture begins at 6pm. Refreshments will be available at 7.15pm.

For more information on the Lincoln Academy, or other events at the University of Lincoln, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/events.
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