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Perspective Tour and Workshop with Dr Ian Williams

  • Free
  • Gallery tour
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a colourful exhibition space with four individuals facing each other speaking, next to a sculpture of a man in sportswear with a television instead of a head. On the wall in the background is a bright yellow mural containing drawings and text.
Jason and the Adventure of 254, an exhibition by Jason Wilsher-Mills at Wellcome Collection. Gallery Photo: Benjamin Gilbert. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Dr Ian Williams for a tour of our exhibition ‘Jason and the Adventure of 254‘. He is a medical doctor, a published cartoonist and one of the founders of the graphic medicine movement.

Ian went to school in Wakefield, just a mile from Pinderfields Hospital, where Jason Wilsher Mills spent a year of his life – an experience that partly inspired the exhibition. So the cultural references in the exhibition speak loudly to him, both personally and professionally.

In the tour, Ian will share his perspective on how medical training did not teach him about disability theory and how he only learned about it later from the medical humanities and graphic medicine.

After the tour, you can join Ian in a comic-strip-making workshop, in which you can create a comic and have the opportunity to think about the exhibition and your own attitudes towards illness and disability. All materials will be provided in the workshop. 



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Need to know


We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your guide

Black and white head-shot of comic artist Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Dr Ian Williams is a comics artist, writer and doctor who lives in Brighton. His work includes two graphic novels, ‘The Bad Doctor‘ and ‘The Lady Doctor‘, and the third of the trilogy, ‘The Sick Doctor’, will be published in 2025. He named the area of study called graphic medicine, and is the creator and co-editor of the Graphic Medicine website. He is founder of the not-for-profit Graphic Medicine International Collective and co-author of the Eisner-nominated ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto‘. He has produced comic strips for the Guardian newspaper, and numerous organisations, including Wellcome Collection.