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The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is delighted to welcome Clive Lee, Professor of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to University Hospital Waterford where he will give a public talk entitled Anatomy and the Arts on Wednesday, 29 October at 7pm in the Elva Theatre, RCSI, UHW.

Clive Lee was appointed RCSI Professor of Anatomy in 2002 and chairs its Arts Committee. In 2007, he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and appointed RHA Professor of Anatomy.  He has written for the RHA’s Annual Exhibition Catalogue and the Irish Arts Review and contributes to the RHA Anatomy for Artists programme. He is President of theAnatomical Societyand is also visiting Professor of Biomechanics in Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

In his talk, Prof. Lee will explore the relationship between art and anatomy from the renaissance to the present day, comparing and contrasting how anatomy is applied in medicine to how it is transformed in art.

In the words of Mr.Gordon Watson, Chair of WHAT, ‘We are delighted to welcome Prof. Lee to Waterford. The arts programme WHAT runs at UHW brings together the world of medicine and the world of art. As a leading expert in the field of anatomy from the point of view of both medicine and art, Prof. Lee uniquely personifies this meeting point. His talk promises to be highly engaging.’

The work of WHAT will also be presented in short talks by Brenda Ronan, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Dialysis Unit of UHW where WHAT runs an arts programme and artist Boyer Phelan who engages Dialysis and Paediatrics patients in art-making.

This talk is free to members of WHAT. Non-members are welcome to attend and admission is €10. To book your place, phone 051 842264 or e-mail

You can find out more about the work of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust on and about arts and health work nationally


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