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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Thursday 19 April 2018

5th Biennial Parent-Infant Sleep Lab Conference: Coping with Infant Sleep

9:00am to 4:30pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

We would like to invite you to the 5th Biennial Parent-Infant Sleep Lab Conference: Coping with Infant Sleep.

The conference will bring together local and international speakers to address issues of contemporary interest to professionals and volunteers who work with and support parents, babies and new families. These include new strategies for supporting parents with infant sleep in the first year; novel interventions around co-sleeping safety; parental responses to education campaigns; factors influencing family sleep arrangements; and sleep patterns in breast & formula fed babies.


When: Thursday 19th April, 2018

Times: 9am coffee and scones; 9:45am welcome - 4:30pm close

Where: Calman Learning Centre, Durham, DH1 3LE

Rates: £65 (Early bird £55); £45 unwaged (Early bird £35)

Register now here to benefit from early-bird rates and college accommodation

Timings of the Day please click here for the schedule.

Hearing the Voice presents Movement and Meaning: The Embodiment of Rythm, Space, Time and Relation

5:30pm to 7:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University, Durham, Professor Sabine Koch

Hearing the Voice warmly invites you to attend a public lecture by Professor Sabine Koch on

‘Movement and Meaning: the Embodiment of Rhythm, Space, Time and Relation’

In her talk on Thursday 19th April, Prof. Sabine Koch (Director of the Research Institute for Creative Art Therapies at Alanus University Alfter) will explore the role of movement, and consider how analysis can help us identify some basic dimensions of movement that relate to meaning.

The event is free and will take place in the Birley Room(Hatfield College) from 5:30-7:30PM.


Movement is meaningful on the continuum of health to psychopathology. Movement analysis helps identify some basic dimensions of movement that relate to meaning. The first three are spatial: horizontal, vertical and sagital plane that relate to evaluation, potency and action as well as language. The fourth dimension is time, many psychopathologies can be related to temporal shifts in experiencing time; movement rhythms are basic life utterance related to our needs. The fifth dimension is gravity: it is about strength, weight, self/ego/me, self-propelled movement; and the sixth dimension is attachment, it transverses space, time, and gravity, it transverses the ego, it is the relational glue; it is about love and you/thou, it has a truth of itself, it has a physical and biological necessity. We will focus on the first four dimensions with an outlook on the latter ones.

Refreshments are provided. All welcome!

Tuesday 17 April 2018

SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) Networking Lunch

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Collier Room, St Hild and St Bede

Contact for more information about this event.