Fifty Level 3 Art & Design from The School of Art & Design (West Suffolk College) visited to The Wellcome Trust Centre in London to study their private collection and gained unique access to view of the astonishing Thomas Heatherwick ‘Bleigiessen’ sculpture (2005). This trip was part of learning the transformational human qualities of science and art - embracing Global Ethics Day.
The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science and creativity. It is the second wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The trust states that ‘we support thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world to explore great ideas, at every step of the way from discovery to impact. We also identify priority areas where we can give focused, intensive support when there are real opportunities to transform lives, or we can drive reform to ensure that ideas reach their full potential’.