Reflections on ‘Wonder & Co. – Varieties of Intensified Experiences’

Jan B. W. Pedersen reflects on the Wonder & Co. – varieties of intensified experiences symposium that took place on the 19th March 2014 at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham: Being aware that ‘the beautiful’ can be a great source of wonder, it seemed as though St Mary’s College would be an ideal venue Read the full article…

“Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience (CMH Symposium, Durham, 19 March 2014)

Centre for Medical Humanities second symposium on Wonder: “Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience 19th March 2014 Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Durham, 9.30 – 4.30 Contributors include: Jules Evans (Queen Mary College London, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Experiences of ecstasy’ Ian Kidd (Durham University, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Deep and shallow wonder’ Veronica Strang Read the full article…

An Interview with David Bintley, CBE – Durham University, Wednesday 13th March, 6.15pm

Professor David Fuller writes: Ballet has been one of the major forms of twentieth-century art. From the revolution of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, ballet has attracted the talents of many of the most creative people in theatre, music, and visual art. Major composers (Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Prokofiev, Bartok, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Britten, Read the full article…

An Interview with David Bintley, CBE – Durham University, Wednesday 13th March, 6.15pm

As part of the public lecture series, ‘The Recovery of Beauty’, the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Department of English Studies, and the Institute of Advanced Studies of Durham University is hosting an interview with the Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and choreographer, David Bintley, CBE. This will take place on Wednesday 13th March, Read the full article…

Wonder Reading Group (Friday 30 November, Durham)

You are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Wonder Reading Group: Chapters Tearooms 16-17 Elvet Bridge, Durham Friday November 30 2012 15:30-17:30 We will explore chapter 2 of Philip Fishers’s Wonder, The Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences entitled “The Rainbow and Cartesian Wonder” For more information please download the Wonder Reading Group Read the full article…

Introducing ‘Frissure’ – New Work by Kathleen Jamie and Brigid Collins

Kathleen Jamie is a writer and poet and currently holds the Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. In 2012 she was a visiting fellow at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study as part of The Recovery of Beauty programme coordinated by CMH Directors Jane Macnaughton and Corinne Saunders. During her fellowship, Kathleen Read the full article…

A drink to transfigurings: the world, wonder and beauty symposium

Jan B.W. Pedersen reflects on the symposium: Transfigurings: the world, wonder and beauty that took place on the 14th June 2012 at the Durham Light Infantry Museum: Having no prior experience of the Durham Light Infantry Museum I initially thought it to be an ominous place for a symposium; however, upon entering the museum grounds Read the full article…

The Face of War: Figuring Empathy in Pat Barker’s Life Class – Anne Whitehead (Public Lecture, Durham Light Infantry Museum, 21 June 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities The Recovery of Beauty series presents: A public lecture in association with the exhibition ‘About Face’: Anne Whitehead ‘The Face of War: Figuring Empathy in Pat Barker’s Life Class’ Thursday 21st June 2012 Durham Light Infantry Museum, 7.30pm. Free entry, and to be followed by wine and Read the full article…

The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals – Richard Cork (Arts for Health Public Leture, Wednesday 13 June 2012)

Arts for Health presents The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals. An illustrated lecture by acclaimed art critic and author Richard Cork on his new book of the above title, followed by a discussion 6.30 pm, Wednesday 13th June 2012 Lecture Theatre 3, John Dalton Tower, All Saints Campus, Oxford Read the full article…

Exploring Beauty and Wonder (Symposium, Durham Light Infantry Museum, 14 June 2012)

Durham’s Institute for Advanced Study & Centre for Medical Humanities present a symposium Exploring Beauty and Wonder Thursday 14 June 2012 9.30 – 4.30pm, Durham Light Infantry Museum Download the Exploring Beauty and Wonder Symposium Programme. It is increasingly recognised that beauty is an idea that needs, and deserves, recovery and rehabilitation: the same seems Read the full article…