Our Battle for Breath: making lung health a priority (Reblog, Ian Jarrold, British Lung Foundation)

This is the fourth and final blog in a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us today at 12:00GMT on Twitter to discuss the issues #breathreport. Ian Jarrold, the British Lung Foundation’s Head of Research, considers the future of respiratory health in the UK. When the British Lung Foundation Read the full article…

‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’: mesothelioma in literature (Reblog, Dr Arthur Rose, Life of Breath)

This is the third of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Arthur Rose discusses why, as a literary scholar, he found some of the report’s statistics surprising: When the science writer, Stephen Jay Gould, Read the full article…

How does culture shape the language of breathlessness? (Reblog, Dr Rebecca Oxley, Life of Breath)

This is the second of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Researcher Rebecca Oxley considers what insights anthropology can offer: The British Lung Foundation (BLF) recently published a three year study into the prevalence and impact Read the full article…

Why is breathlessness invisible? (Reblog, Prof Jane Macnaughton, Life of Breath)

This is the first of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join Life of Breath on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Principal Life of Breath investigator Prof Jane Macnaughton writes: Lung disease kills one person every five minutes. Unbelievably, this statistic has not Read the full article…

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 Nov 2016 from 10am-4pm

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm Hearing the Voice warmly welcomes you to a day-long event of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions with academics, clinicians and experts by experience exploring future directions in voice-hearing research, the treatment of distressing voices, mental health services, public Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal (Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, and a source of artistic Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s accounts of Kingsley Hall (Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. At the start of April I left London, where I teach British Literature to students from Florida State University, and moved up to Scotland. Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary  I’ve been able Read the full article…

Two New British Academy Fellows from Hearing the Voice

Reposted with permission from Hearing the Voice                 Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce that Professor Patricia Waugh, co-investigator on Hearing the Voice, and our collaborator Professor Sophie Scott (University College London) have been elected as new British Academy Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research. Patricia Waugh Read the full article…

Jerusalem – Come and celebrate the song’s centenary at Beamish (Beamish Museum, 11th June 2016)

Beamish are working with Durham University to celebrate the centenary of Jerusalem and the enduring legacy that the song’s composer, Hubert Parry, had on music across the country. Jerusalem was originally composed for a meeting in 1916 of ‘Fight for Right’ which was a movement that was trying to boost morale and support for the Read the full article…

Working with Voices – Day 1, Durham University, 18 April 2016

Reposted from Hearing the Voice | Apr 26, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Lectures & Workshops, HtV Research Over the past three and a half years, Hearing the Voice has worked closely with the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) on a number of initiatives designed to improve therapeutic practice in cases where Read the full article…