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Tuesday 16 October: 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Wolfson College, Dining Hall and Lee Hall, Barton Road, CB3 9BB

Does listening to music, eating food or contemplating natural forms produce colours, shape or texture for you? Do you hear colours or see sounds as shapes? Or does a sound have a flavour? Synaesthesia, the phenomenon that describes linkages in the brain, which give rise to these experiences, is most frequently experienced by creative people such as musicians, artists, and poets.

A two-part lecture presents the neuroscience of synaesthesia, followed by an illustrated talk by the artist Rhea Quien. She relates her experiences of synaesthesia and its consequences in her creativity: stillness and movement – emptiness and form.

View the exhibition from 5.15pm, enjoy the lecture at 6pm and ask questions over a glass of wine.

The exhibition Dance of Light – Living Matter and Rhythm continues at Wolfson College during Michaelmas term, on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required


Step-free access, Accessible toilet, Lift

Additional Information

Age: 12+, Exhibition, Talk, Arrive on time, Free