War, Art and Surgery (Hunterian Museum Exhibition & Events, 2013-14)

To mark Armistice Day the Hunterian Museum has installed the first phase of the Royal College of Surgeons War, Art and Surgery programme. The exhibition runs until 14 February 2015. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to explore the relationship between war and surgery, past and present. With unprecedented access to military facilities, the artist Read the full article…

Launch of “Frissure”: a collaboration between Kathleen Jamie, Brigid Collins and CMH

On 6th August 2013, on a bright, August evening, I took part in the launch of Frissure, a book collaboration between the writer Kathleen Jamie and the artist Brigid Collins.  CMH had been involved from the very early stages in this project as Kathleen spent some weeks with us as a Fellow of the Institute 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…

Portraiture and Suffering – Ludmilla Jordanova (‘About Face’ Public Lecture, Durham, 30 May 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities present an event in association with the About Face exhibition held as part of The Recovery of Beauty: Ludmilla Jordanova Portraiture and Suffering Wednesday May 30th, 2012, 7.30pm to be followed by wine and light refreshments Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads Durham Read the full article…

Pat Barker at ‘About Face’, Durham Art Gallery

Last night at the Durham Art Gallery we were treated to a spellbinding reading by novelist Pat Barker from her new work, Toby’s Room (to be published in August 2012).  The reading took place amongst two linked exhibitions which have been jointly curated by the Gallery (which is based on the top floor of the 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…

Pat Barker Reads from her new novel ‘Toby’s Room’ (Durham Light Infantry Museum, May 10 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities present an event in association with the About Face exhibition held as part of The Recovery of Beauty: Pat Barker Reading from her new novel Toby’s Room Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads  Durham, Durham DH1 5TU Thursday May 10, 2012, 7.30pm Free entry. Read the full article…

‘About Face’ Exhibition

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibition, About Face, held in partnership with the Durham Light Infantry Museum Art Gallery from the 5th May -24th June 2012. The exhibition will feature a display of works by the surgeon artist Henry Tonks. Tonks (1862 – 1937) was a qualified surgeon Read the full article…