In association with University College London and the National Portrait Gallery.

Accompanying the exhibition at UCL on Henry Tonks, surgeon and artist.


  • Kate Adie, BBC Chief News Correspondent, “War through the Media”
  • Andrew Bamji, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, “Henry Tonks and the Portraiture of Disfigurement: a Medical View”
  • Jonathan Black, University of Newcastle, “‘Pain with Stoicism’: Masculinity, Self-control and the Image of the Wounded British Soldier in the First World War Art of C.R.W. Nevinson, Eric Kennington and Charles Sargeant Jagger”
  • Emma Chambers, University College London, “Remaking Faces in Art and Surgery: Henry Tonks’ Plastic Surgery Pastels”
  • Sarah Crellin, Independent Art Historian, “Plastic Arts: Sculptors and Surgeons in the Great War”
  • Santanu Das, St. John’s College Cambridge, “‘Deep Into His Body’, Anatomy, Knowledge and Trauma in First World War Nurses’ Narratives”
  • Paul Gough, University of the West of England, Bristol, “The Importance of the Front-Line Orderly and Stretcher-Bearer in the Iconography of the Western Front”
  • Oliver Green, Head of Collections, London’s Transport Museum, “Down the Tube: Underground Art on the Home Front”
  • John Keane, Imperial War Museum’s Official Recorder during the Gulf War, “Work and Experiences in the Gulf War”
  • Gabriel Koureas, Birkbeck College, “Shell Shock, Dreams and Facial Disfigurement - Censoring the Male Body”
  • Brian Morgan, Honorary Archivist, British Association of Plastic Surgeons, “New Techniques of Plastic Surgery”
  • Mike O’Mahony, University of Bristol, “The Agony and the Ecstasy: Two Conflicting Views of the Impact of Combat on the Soldier”.