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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 29 May 2013

Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing / DEMOS 'Grimmer Up North? Health in An Age of Austerity' - Wednesday 29th May 2013. 17.30 - 20.00

5:30pm to 8:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aiden's College, Windmill Hill, Durham University. DH1 3LJ

"Grimmer Up North? Health in An Age of Austerity", an event jointly presented by the Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing and DEMOS.

Wednesday 29th May 2013, 17:30 for refreshments, followed by the event from 18:30 - 20:00, Lindisfarne Centre, Durham University, Windmill Hill, Durham. DH1 3LJ

This joint event is the curtain raiser for a larger programme of engagement between the Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing and Demos on the theme of public health. The debate will be chaired by Chris Jackson, presenter of BBC1's Inside Out and will feature an expert panel consisting of Professor Clare Bambra, Director of fthe Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Claudia Wood, Deputy Director of Demos, Peter Kelly Director of Public Health for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Ian Greener, Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Director of the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre, Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central and Guy Opperman, Conservative MP for Hexham.

 "Grimmer Up North" will consider north/south health inequalities and possible solutions, the challenges to and issues for public health attainment in an age of austerity and current and future working conditions including redundancy, part-time work, underemployment and job insecurity. It will also aim to consider changes to the NHS and whether the system will be capable of dealing with an ageing society and comparatively scare resources as wellas changes to welfare policy. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

Places are limited to this event, therefore please register using this link to confirm your attendance.

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Wolfson Workshop - An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS): A Practical Guide

9:30am to 4:00pm, Room B001, Holliday Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Alison Copeland and Joanne Cairns-Nagi

This workshop will be run by Dr Alison Copeland, Post Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Geography and Mrs Joanne Cairns-Nagi, Teaching Fellow in the School of Geography.

This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it. Working with various components of the ArcGIS system, you will create GIS maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

This workshop is open to Wolfson Fellows, Wolfson Postgraduate Associates, Geography Staff and Postgraduate Students.

Timings and Agenda

9.30am Arrival/Refreshments (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building)
10.00am - 11.30am Session 1: Using GIS for Data Visualisation Part 2. Alison Copeland (Room B001 Holliday Building)
11.30am-12.30pm Session 2: GIS practical (Alison Copeland, Joanne Cairns-Nagi)
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building)
1.30pm - 3.45pm

GIS Practical (Room B001, Holliday Building) (Refreshment break during session, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building)

3.45pm Participant Feedback
4.00pm Close


Booking is essential as places are limited to 28 due to the room capacity in the PC suite B001. To register click here which will take you to the online booking form.

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Monday 13 May 2013

Wolfson Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

There will be a Wolfson Coffee morning on Monday 13th May (due to the May Bank Holiday).

Please do come along and join other colleagues over a coffee and a cake in the Wolfson Street from 10.30am - 11.00am.

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