Over 150 people enjoyed some relaxed colouring in, met NHS pathologists and learnt about the unexpected beauty of the human body at a small scale on 1 February at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
The College has worked with science-based artist, Dr Lizzie Burns to develop a set of resources that enable diverse audiences to explore pathology through adding colour to illustrations of pathology-related images. The set of 19 illustrations, ‘Incredible You’ is available on the College website.
Anneliese Dodds MP said:
‘Incredible You' is such a thought-provoking way of engaging people with the scientific reality of their bodies. More than that it would relieve boredom & involve people in creative activity in healthcare settings & beyond.
‘I hope more and more people will get the chance to see how incredible the human body is by experiencing Incredible You.’
Professor Jo Martin, President, The Royal College of Pathologists, said:
‘The biological structures that make up life are truly awe-inspiring. Starting at a molecular level, Incredible You shows life in all its complexity. Exploring the science behind our 17 pathology specialties, the illustrations open up a world that is rarely seen.
‘Pathology underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment to preventing disease and cutting-edge research. We hope people will use our resources to express their creativity, de-stress, and discover more about our bodies and how they work.’