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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

Annual Science Festval Lecture
6th Meeting of the 182nd Session (2002-2003)

"Face and Identity"

Professor Vicki Bruce, OBE, FBA, FRSE, MCST, Hon FBPS, MA, PhD
Vice-Principal and Head of College of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Edinburgh

In the Royal Museum Lecture Theatre
Chambers Street, Edinburgh
(Use Lothian Street entrance)
On Friday 11th April 2003, at 7 pm

Prof. Bruce has a distinguished academic record and in 2001 she was awarded the British Psychological Society Book Award with Andy Young (York), for their 1998 book, published by Oxford University Press, "In the eye of the beholder: The science of face perception", written to accompany a successful exhibition in Edinburgh at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

In her lecture, Prof. Bruce asks the question, why are faces so important to being human? She will explore face and identity using examples from the worlds of science and the arts. She will investigate the diverse social signals that faces send, focussing particularly on how faces convey information about personal identity.

This is the Opening Event of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Tickets are £7.00 (£5.00 concessions - including RSSA Fellows) and should be purchased from the EISF Box Office at

The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Phone: 0131 473 2070
Monday - Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

We have information about the Location of the meeting

Graham Rule, Secretary
0131 667 0647

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