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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Thursday 27 May 2010

Centre for Medical Humanities presentation 'Thinking Inside the Box', a presentation on arts development and community health by Alison Clough, Creative Director, Pioneer Projects

5:30pm to 8:00pm, The Horsfall Room, St. Chad’s College, Durham University


Alison Clough is the Creative Director and founder of the acclaimed arts and health charity, Pioneer Projects, in North Yorkshire. 'Thinking inside the box' charts her journey as an innovative artist working in community health since the 1980s. Alison was the artist who initiated the first community lantern processions in the UK with Welfare State Theatre Company, and she was the first community artist to undertake health promotion work in primary care settings.

Contact jacqueline.pankhurst@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 25 May 2010

The Centre for Medical Humanities supports the 'The Lion's Face - A Production by The Opera Group

7:30pm, The Northern Stage, Newcastle

The Opera Group is currently developing a new opera, The Lion's Face, a work exploring dementia, specifically Alzheimer's disease, for touring in Spring/Summer 2010.  Working in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, they are creating a work that describes the experiences of the patient, the carer and the research scientist.

Compassionate, heartfelt, strikingly dramatic and often witty, The Lion's Face is a musical tale of love, loss and family.

The story begins with a man forgetting his own birthday: a trivial thing, but one which signals an irreversible return to childhood.  Told through theatre and music, this is not only a highly original and richly-textured take on ageing, but a look at the incomprehension of getting old in the minds of the young.

These performances will by accompanied by a symposium on dementia and its representation in the opera, further details to follow.

For additional information please go to  http://www.theoperagroup.co.uk/productions/more/the_lions_face/


Thursday 13 May 2010

Philosophy Department - Research Seminar

11:00am to 1:30pm, 48/49 Old Elvet, Room 010, Durham, Rachel Cooper (Lancaster University)

Tea and coffee are served from 1100, the talk will start at 1130 and speakers join for lunch at 1300.

Contact j.c.westerhoff@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Public Lecture - ‘Sport, Faith and Globalisation: Prior Research Fields and Some Future Possibilities'

5:15pm to 7:15pm, Al-Qasimi Building, Speaker: Professor Richard Giulianotti


Professor Richard Giulianotti (SASS Durham University) will deliver this public lecture as part of the University's Faith and Globalisation Programme.

Contact j.a.burity@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 12 May 2010

Wolfson Fellow's Lunch

12:00pm to 1:15pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton

Wolfson Fellows are invited to attend an informal networking lunch at the Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Wednesday 12th May 2010.

The Fellows lunch will be an informal networking opportunity to review recent developments within the Wolfson Research Institute and discuss current research projects and programmes amongst Fellows.

To attend contact Linda Crowe on 40013.

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


The Centre for Medical Humanities Seminar: 'Philosophy, Experience and the Medical Humanities' by Dr. Neil Gasgoine Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London

5:00pm, The Williams Library, St. Chad's College, Durham University


The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to invite you to a Seminar given by Dr. Neil Gascoine, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Contact jacqueline.pankhurst@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 10 May 2010

Public Lecture - ‘Globalizing Bioethics: Religion, Principlism, and Holism at the South Asian Crossroads’

4:15pm to 6:15pm, Theology Department at Palace Green, Durham, Spearker: Prof. Katherine K Young (Mc Gill University) the James McGill Professor at the University's Faculty of Religious Studies and a member of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and Law

This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Katherine K Young (Mc Gill University) the James McGill Professor at the University's Faculty of Religious Studies and a member of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and Law.

Contact j.a.burity@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 7 May 2010

Histories of Intervention: Hormonal bodies and the (un)making of difference.

12:30pm to 3:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton, Dr Celia Roberts (Lancaster University)

CHMD Research Seminar. Sponsored by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine supported by the Wellcome Trust.

The talk will commence at 12.30 and lunch will be served at 12.00 in the Seminar Room

This paper explores the making and unmaking of hormonal bodies through medical interventions. Critically analysing contemporary treatments of children going through early or unwanted puberty, I ask what might be learnt from histories of related interventions in the twentieth century. Thinking through these histories leads to uncomfortable questions about the status of hormones as biological actors and their long-term effects on bodies, and about the indicators or justifications for treating pubescent children at all. What kind of understanding of sexual difference is at stake in such interventions? And what relationship to difference is being promoted and produced by the medical profession and families in promoting and/or seeking such treatments?

 

Contact rachel.simpson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.