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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Centre for Medical Humanities: Beckett at the Bedside

5:00pm to 7:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University

"Samuel Beckett's Short Plays as Tutorials in Geriatrics and End of Life Care" - Marcia Day Childress Ph.D. Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities.

Contact polly.degiorgi@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 22 November 2010

4th North East Conference on Sexual Violence: Children, Young People and Sexual Violence

9:00am to 4:30pm, Wolfson Research Institute, F009, Queen's Campus, University Boulevard, Stockton, TS17 6BH


The Wolfson Research Institute will host the 4th North East Conference on Sexual Violence on 22 November 2010.   This is the fourth in a series of annual conferences in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Opening address by Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner and Carlene Firmin, Senior Policy Officer, Race on the Agenda (ROTA).

Speakers and themes include:

  • Children and families fleeing torture and sexual violence (Margaret Bird - Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture)
  • A Missing Link?: An exploratory study of the connections between non-consensual sex and teenage pregnancy (Dr Maddy Coy- Child & Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University)
  • Research on young sexual abusers: issues research and practice (Josie Philips, Durham University)
  • The Council of Europe Campaign 2010 to 'Stop sexual violence against children' (Prof. Jenny Pearce, University of Bedfordshire)
  • Legal Issues in Britain relating to sexual violence and the Council of Europe Campaign (Maureen O'Hara-University of Salford)
  • A Practitioners panel on Sexual Violence and Good Practice
    (chaired by Wendy Shepherd, Barnardos)

Contact susan.alderson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 11 November 2010

Spire Seminar - Eager Project: The Evaluation of the impact of the implementation of Government Policy on Occupational Therapy using Assertive Outreach as an example

12:00pm to 2:00pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH, Speaker: Dr Katrina Bannigan, Director of Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health (RCOMH), York St John University

We take pleasure in inviting you to join us for the SPIRE (Support and Partnership for Ideas, Research and Empowerment) seminar.

Title: EAGER PROJECT: The Evaluation of the impact of the implementation of Government Policy on Occupational Therapy using Assertive Outreach as an example.

Speaker: Dr Katrina Bannigan, Director of Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health (RCOMH), York St John University

Date & Time: 11th November 2010 from 12 noon - 2.00pm with lunch provided

Venue: Seminar Room F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queens Campus, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH

Please confirm attendance with Val Heard, Research Administrator, contact details as below to reserve a place and for catering purposes.

 

Contact valerie.heard@tewv.nhs.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 10 November 2010

Postgraduate Poster Event & Wolfson Fellows Lunch

12:00pm to 2:30pm, Wolfson Research Institute

The Street, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH

The Wolfson Research Institute is hosting a Postgraduate Poster Event day which will be in tandem with the next Wolfson Fellows Networking Lunch.

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Centre for Medical Humanities Seminar - 'Giving Face' by Professor Stephen Pattison

5:00pm to 7:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham

Professor Stephen Pattison, the Visiting Fellow this term for the Centre for Medical Humanities,  will be presenting a seminar on his current research and thinking on the importance of face in care and theology. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in practical theology, ethics, and public service management, Stephen is a former chair of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology and is currently director of the new Doctor of Practical Theology programme at Birmingham (run in collaboration with three other universities); he also sits on the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is engaged with three long term joint interdisciplinary research projects on genetics and the humanities, values in health care practice, and vision and religion, as well as being researcher on a project on chaplaincy and Islam. His teaching interests lie principally in practical and pastoral theology, and in ethics.

The presentation will be followed by wine and canapés and the opportunity to network.

If you would like to attend could you please advise Polly De Giorgi for catering purposes. 

Contact polly.degiorgi@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 1 November 2010

Wolfson Research Institute 2010 Annual Lecture - Delivered by Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, Wellcome Trust

1:00pm to 2:30pm, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH, Sir Mark Walport


The Wolfson Research Institute is delighted to welcome Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of the Wellcome Trust to deliver the Institute's 2010 annual lecture.  The title of the lecture is "The Collision of Science and Culture: C. P. Snow revisited".

Contact linda.crowe@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.