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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Psychology Seminar presented by Silvio Aldrovandi, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH

 

Silvio Aldrovandi will deliver this seminar, title to be confirmed, on 23rd Feburary in room F009 at the Wolfson Research Institute.

For additional details please contact David Williams.

Contact david.williams@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 18 February 2011

Stimulated Body and the Arts Conference

10:00am to 5:00pm, Hatfield College, Durham University, Durham City, UK, Keynote Speaker: Professor George Rousseau

'The Stimulated Body and the Arts: The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics' Conference

Contact james.kennaway@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 16 February 2011

PHINE Network meeting

9:30am to 12:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan's College, Durham University, Speakers:Helene Brechin (ChiMat), David Chappel (Nepho),Victoria Head (NESHA) and Andrew Grey


The next PHINE network meeting will take place at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aiden's Colleage, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LR on February 16th 2011.

The event will begin at 9:30am with tea and coffee being available from 9:00am. A buffet lunch will be served at the end of the meeting at 12pm.

As well as the usual regional update we will run the following Network Sessions:

• Child Health Profiles - Helene Brechin, ChiMat
• Teenage pregnancy - breaking the cycle - Victoria Head, NESHA
• Migrant health toolkit - David Chappel, NEPHO

There will be a CPD Session titled ‘Offender Health: the analytical challenge' by Andrew Grey.

To confirm your attendance at this event please use the online registration form here: Online Booking Form

Please note the future 2011 Network Meeting Dates:

18th May : Kenworthy Hall, St Marys College
17th Aug : Van Mildert Conference Centre
16th Nov : Lindisfarne Centre

 


Centre for Medical Humanities: ‘The Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar’ by Clive Parkinson

5:15pm to 7:15pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University, Speaker: Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan Museum


This seminar by Clive Parkinsonis entitled ‘The Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar' will explore the relationship between the arts, mental health and our sometimes neurotic aspiration to well-being.

Clive Parkinson is Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan Museum. He has written and presented widely around the arts and health agenda sharing his hands-on experience as practicing artist and his strategic understanding of the field through research and development. He has worked for the NHS as an artist in hospital for adults with learning difficulties and as a senior mental health promotion specialist; and within the cultural sector was development director for Arts for Health Cornwall. As current Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University his work focuses less on the built environment, ill-health and deficit, and more on public health, well-being and community assets. http://artsforhealthmmu.blogspot.com.

The seminar will commence at 17:15 and will be followed by wine & canapés and the opportunity for further discussion. 

To reserve a place please contact Polly De Giorgi or call 0191 334 7008

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


Friday 11 February 2011

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease Lecture Series: From germ cell to stem cell: The contested interaction of chromosomes and cytoplasm in inheritance and development in the work of Marcella and Theodor Boveri 1887-1915

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Room F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Stockton, TS17 6BH, Speaker: Dr Helga Satzinger from University College London


The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease is delighted to invite you to a seminar given by Dr Helga Satzinger from University College London.

Abstract

In collaboration with his wife Marcella (1863-1950), Theodor Boveri (1862-1915) investigated the role of chromosomes and cytoplasm in inheritance and development. Scrutinising the processes of fertilisation and cell division and by experimentally interfering into embryonic development they lay the ground for the chromosomal theory of heredity, which became a corner stone of genetics. But for them the problem of inheritance also included embryonic development - the change from the cells of the germ line to the differentiated ones of the somatic cell-line had to be explained. By experimentally changing the interplay of chromosomes and cytoplasm the Boveris and their co-workers showed that cytoplasm was reorganising the chromosomes during development.

Boveri's work was shadowed by the highly productive group of Thomas H. Morgan, which lead the way of genetics with their theory of the gene from 1915 onwards, focussing on genes on chromosomes only. It took more than half a century until the cytoplasm found again a place in genetics, especially developmental genetics.

The talk will look closer into the dynamics of the work of the Boveris and the conundrums they couldn't solve.

The lecture commences at midday until 2pm (lunch will be provided).  If you wish to attend please contact Rachel Simpson by Monday 7th February 2011 (for catering purposes):-

Rachel Simpson
Administrator/Outreach Officer
Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease
Wolfson Research Institute
University of Durham
Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BH
Tel: 0191 3340700
Email: rachel.simpson@durham.ac.uk

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


Thursday 10 February 2011

Spire Seminar - ‘Service User Involvement in Research - The Journey'

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Room F009, Durham University, Queen's Campus, University Boulevard, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH, Speaker: Tony Jones, Tees (Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust)

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

  • Speaker: Tony Jones, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • Date and time: 10th February 2011 from 12 noon till 2.00 pm with lunch provided
  • Venue: Wolfson Seminar Room F009, Queens Campus, Durham University, Stockton on Tees

Tony Jones is the Trust Coordinator of Service User & Carer Involvement in Research. He has been playing a supportive and advisory role to Trust researchers, the North East MHRN Hub and Research Centre for Occupation & Mental Health (RCOMH) across all aspects of PPI Involvement in Research for a number of years.

Please confirm your attendance for catering purposes to Val Heard (contact details below) 

Contact
Val Heard
Research Administrator
Research & Development Department
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS FoundationTrust
TAD Centre
Ormesby Road
Middlesbrough
TS3 7SF

Office Tel: 01642 516981
Fax: 01642 243734

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


Wednesday 9 February 2011

Psychology Seminar: presented by Dr. Sheila Cunningham, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH


Dr Sheila Cunningham will deliver this seminar, title to be confirmed, on 9th Feburary in room F009 at the Wolfson Research Institute.

For additional details please contact David Williams.

Contact david.williams@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 4 February 2011

Wolfson Guest lecture - 'Turning the World Upside Down - the search for global health in the 21st century' by Lord Nigel Crisp

1:30pm to 2:45pm, D004, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton


Lord Nigel Crisp  - "Turning the World Upside Down - the search for global health in the 21st century". The lecture will explore the themes of Lord Crisp's 2010 book about what could be learnt from poorer countries, how we can support health improvement in such countries and what, together can be achieved globally.

To reserve a place please register here.

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