The Centre for Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network exists for sharing ideas and promoting interdisciplinary connections between postgraduate researchers affiliated with the Durham Centre for Medical Humanities and the Wolfson Research Institute’s Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing strand. Research being undertaken by members of the group seeks to analyse our expectations of medicine, and the relationship between medicine and our broader ideas of health, well-being and flourishing. The Network offers an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers to meet each other in a supportive environment, to share expertise and develop skills in interdisciplinary research, and to discuss their work with affiliated academics at Durham University. Regular workshops and reading groups are held throughout the academic year. Previous themes include

Our meetings are open to all postgraduate students and early career researchers.

If you are interested in joining the CMH Postgraduate and Early Career Network, or for more information, please email convenor Natalie Riley.

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“Ceaseless is Madame’s fight against the ravages of Old Man Time”: Ageing and Agelessness in Interwar Britain (Talk, Durham, 22 May 2018)

Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, James Stark (University of Leeds) will be joining the Postgraduate and ECR Network at Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities, to give a talk on his work for the AHRC-funded Endless Possibilities of Rejuvenation project.

Examining how our attitudes towards ageing and rejuvenation changed in the first half of the twentieth century, Endless Possibilities of Rejuvenation works in partnership with the National Trust, the Thackray Medical Museum and Boots to bring the social, commercial and scientific factors associated with anti-ageing products to a wide audience.

James’ talk ‘“Ceaseless is Madame’s fight against the ravages of Old Man Time”: Ageing and Agelessness in Interwar Britain’ will present findings from the two-year project (to be completed September 2018), and also discuss some of the collaborations and engagement activities the project has inspired.

The talk will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 5.30-6.30pm, at the Collier Room, Hild Bede College, Durham University.

This event is free and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

For more information about this event, or the CMH PG and ECR Seminar Series, please contact Natalie Riley.