A Medical Humanities Revival in Glasgow?

Jane Macnaughton writes: As an exiled Scot – a Glaswegian in fact – I was honoured and delighted to be invited to address The Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow last night.  This is an historic organisation founded in 1866.   Its members are medical practitioners and there is a thriving student Read more…

Raymond Tallis lecture “Mystery and Paradox of Scientific Medicine” – Live Stream Tuesday 8 February

The inaugural lecture of the University of Nottinghams’s Philosophy of Medicine Health and Wellbeing (PhMHW) group will be given by Professor Raymond Tallis at 9.30am GMT on Tuesday 8 February 2011. It is now available online here. “The Mystery and Paradox of Scientific Medicine” Abstract: The lecture addresses issues of medical Read more…

Privatising Values

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, offers the following observations on the current proposed NHS reforms: I’ve just returned from a well known, privately-owned franchised coffee bar that my institution has decided is Read more…