‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…

Can illness make me a better person?

Ian Kidd writes: There is a long and venerable precedent for the claim that certain experiences of illness can be morally improving. A diversity of religious and philosophical figures, ranging from the Cynics and Stoics of ancient Greece through Augustine and Boethius to contemporary writers like Arthur Kleinman and Oliver Read more…

Swansea University – Conference to Launch the Research Group for Health, History and Culture

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY College of Human and Health Sciences and College of Arts and Humanities HEALTH, HISTORY AND CULTURE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE A Conference to Launch the Research Group for Health, History and Culture Wednesday 20 April 2011, Digital Technium, Room 104, Swansea University PROGRAMME 09.30              Registration 10.00              Welcome and Read more…

Happy Talk

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to partner with the Durham Book Festival in presenting Happy Talk on the afternoon of Saturday 23 October. The discussion, chaired by Caroline Beck, explored a range of provocative and varied issues around happiness, with a special focus on the relationship between happiness, Read more…