As many of you know – Drawing Parallels came to a halt due to external factors. The following message was sent to the many participants who had signed up to be part of this exciting project. Here is the message they received:
“Dear Drawing Parallels Participant,
I am very sorry to inform you that the workshop you have signed up to attend as part of this project has had to be cancelled.
This is because UCL has not yet been issued with a Human Tissue Display Licence which will legally allow us to show you the specimens we had planned to during the workshops. Although we at UCL have been successfully inspected by the Human Tissue Authority as part of our application for the Display Licence, the process of issuing the actual licence will take much longer than we had anticipated. To avoid disappointing you further, we have decided to cancel the workshops outright, rather than reschedule them at this time.
We are, of course, very disappointed to have to do this and we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause you. Despite this setback, we remain committed to this project. It has highlighted how difficult it can be to share pathology collections like the ones in the project with public audiences, and it has confirmed our resolve to carry on.
We have been told that the licence will be issued over the course of the next couple of months and intend to reschedule the workshops in the new year. We hope that you will still want to join us when this happens, so please let us know by replying to this message if you are happy for us to invite you to the new workshops as and when they are scheduled. Thank you for your patience.”
I am please to say that UCL’s public display licence is now in place and there will be TWO workshops running. Both will be on Saturday 16th May, one at 10:30 – 12:30am and another at 2:30 – 4:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Please contact me with your name and email address at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.