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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Gohwell Seminar - Natural resource management and health behaviours: reflections on doing interdisciplinary research in rural Tanzania by Dr. Christine Dunn and Dr. Ann Le Mare (Durham University)

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Room 010, Geography Department, Durham University


This seminar to discuss "Natural resource management and health behaviours: reflections on doing interdisciplinary research in rural Tanzania" will be chaired by Dr Sarah Atkinson.

All welcome.

Directions to the Geography Department (#40 on map) can be found at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/durham/


Monday 21 June 2010

Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture annual meeting - Exploring interactions of biology and culture on human evolution and diversity.

9:00am to 5:00pm, Room CLC407, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Exploring interactions of biology and culture on human evolution and diversity.

Talks and discussion on a diverse range of topics including: Animal domestication, mate choice, conformity, cumulative cultural evolution, musical traditions, evolution of religious ethics, foraging strategies and disease.

Programme

0910  

Jeremy Kendal - Introduction to CCBC

0920 

Greger Larson - A Penchant for novelty: human selection for  colour variation in domestic animals

1000

Lynda Boothroyd - Implicit learning of cultural associations   and attraction to bodies and faces

1040     

Kenny Smith - Conformity & cumulative cultural evolution

1120  

Coffee

1150   

Malcolm Smith - The evolution of vernacular songs: where did the folk song collector Cecil Sharp's evolutionism come from, and why is it still going strong?

 1230         

Jamie Tehrani - The evolution of religious ethics

 1310         

Lunch - Anthropology Seminar Room (Rm. 104)

 

1410

Robert Layton - Agent-based modelling of hunter-gatherer  foraging strategies

 1450         

 

Speaker tba

 1530         

Coffee

1600

AGM - CCBC members

1700

Refreshments - Court Inn

 Please contact Jeremy Kendal to book your place.

Contact jeremy.kendal@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Understanding the Dynamics of Clinical/Managerial relationships in the NHS since 1990:What are the Implications for the Management Role in the NHS?

12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Seminar Room F009, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH, Speaker: Dr. Ian Greener

 

A seminar led by Dr Ian Greener, Associate Director of the Wolfson Research Institute and Reader in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University.

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


Wednesday 9 June 2010

Research workshop - Building Research Networks

12:30pm to 1:45pm, Room 228, Elvet Riverside 2

There will be a research workshop on the theme of 'building research networks' on Wednesday 9 June, 12.30-1.45pm, in Room 228, Elvet Riverside 2.

This will include a buffet lunch, to be collected at the start of the workshop (available from 12.15).

Tiago Moreira, Maggie O'Neill, and Richard Giulanotti will give short talks of around 8-10 minutes each on personal experiences and tips for building networks, followed by questions, after which a wider discussion will take place.

This event should be of interest to many colleagues. Early career researchers and research students may be particularly interested. The participation of senior staff would also be very much welcomed.

Please contact Jill Lea to confirm attendance. 

Contact jill.lea@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 3 June 2010

Is Water Good for our Health? A joint seminar hosted by the Durham Forum for Health and the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

5:00pm to 8:00pm, Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College, Durham University, Speakers include: Sir Derek Wanless, Professor Sarah Curtis and Dr. John Bridgeman


Water is said to be good for us. Is that always the case? Flooding seems to be on the increase; what are its impacts on health? The composition of water may be altered by addition or subtraction of chemicals; how far should this go and could money be saved by less purification of water? Could health be improved by the widespread addition of substances which are good for us?

Contact alexis.chuck@cddft.nhs.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 2 June 2010

Gohwell Seminar - Environmental and Health Effects of Medical Waste Management in Developing Countries by By Dr Masum Patwary (Teesside University)

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Room 010, Geography Department, Durham University


The talk will be followed by comments from two discussants: 
Dr Liam O'Hare (Teesside University): Measuring the medical waste problem
Professor Manzurul Hassan (Jahangirnagar University): Medical waste management in Bangladesh and Indonesia: problems with existing technologies.

Chair: Professor Peter Aktins

All welcome.

Directions to the Geography Department (#40 on map) can be found at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/durham/