Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group (Keynes Library, 27 May 2015)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from Read the full article…

Knowing and not-knowing for your own good: the Limits of Epistemic Paternalism (Seminar, Durham University, 7 May 2015)

Philosophy Weekly Research Seminar at Durham University: Dr Emma Bullock (KCL) Abstract: Roughly speaking, a paternalistic interference is one in which an individual’s choices or actions are interfered with for that individual’s own good. Part of determining whether a particular paternalistic interference is justified involves identifying what counts as a benefit to the individual interfered Read the full article…

HtV Research Seminar: ‘Voices Becoming Characters: Insights from the Experimental Novel’ (Durham, 7 May 2015)

The next seminar in the 2015  Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series, featuring a presentation by Professor Patricia Waugh (Department of English Studies, Durham University) on ‘Voices Becoming Characters: Insights from the Experimental Novel’,  will take place in the Joachim Room in the College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham University (number 30 on this map) on Read the full article…

Patient experiences as a resource for choice & decision-making in health (Talk, University of Oxford, 22 June 2015)

‘Patient experiences as a resource for choice & decision-making in health’ is an event being organised by The Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care and healthtalk.org at the Geological Society, London from 17:30 until 19:30 on June 22nd 2015. Speakers: Sue Ziebland, NIHR Senior Investigator and Director of Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities (Workshop, Durham University, 18th June)

This one-day workshop is designed to explore the intricate connections between two dynamic fields and the ways in which fruitful collaborations could be set up between them. It will also invite participants to consider the question ‘where next?’ What research projects might we be able to nurture by paying attention to visual culture in medical Read the full article…

The Many Births of the Test-Tube Baby (Public Lecture, University of York, 6 May 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York is running a number public lectures in York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events, admission is free and no Read the full article…

Nervousness and African Therapeutics in a Colonial Situation (Public Lecture, University of York, 16 April 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York is running a number public lectures in York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events, admission is free and no Read the full article…

Global Health Special Interest Group: Innovation North and South (Durham University Business School, 27 March 2015)

GLOBAL HEALTH TALK: Innovation North and South:  who benefits from policy R&D incentives for new health products? Janice E. Graham, Ph.D. Abstract Drug regulation can be seen as precariously balancing the science of safety, efficacy and quality with the politics of international trade and national economic growth. With the goal of incentivising innovation, governments have Read the full article…

Quality of Life, Happiness and Choice (Public Lecture, University of Bradford, 25 March 2015)

‘Quality of life’ is now a central theme in both political policies and patient care, and there is a Quality of Life Index. Additionally, many overlapping terms have been used in reports with their own tables such as the ‘World Happiness Report’, the ‘Where to be Born Index’ a ‘Livability Index’ and many similar surveys, Read the full article…

Resources for Living: visualising experiences of food and eating for survivors of head and neck cancer (Talk by Dr Duika Burges Watson and Dr Susan Lewis, 12 March 2015)

The forthcoming talk will be by Dr Duika Burges Watson and Dr Susan Lewis, whose presentation is entitled ‘Resources for Living: visualising experiences of food and eating for survivors of head and neck cancer’. From its inception, this has been a project driven by survivor involvement. It fully reflects participants’ insistence at being seen and Read the full article…