Reviewer needed: ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough

Fresh off the press is ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves‘ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). We have two review copies available for contrasting perspectives, specifically for a voice hearer and either an academic or mental health professional.  We all hear voices. Ordinary Read more…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Victoria Hume

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Victoria Hume offers her perspective here. Where does it Read more…

New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely

Following the latest New Generations workshop in Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on September 25th 2014, New Generations Programme member Ben writes: New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely by Ben Kasstan   The CMH New Generations programme is a pioneering initiative to gather emerging thinkers who are linked with the medical humanities – a discipline Read more…

Dr Simon Chaplin is new Director of Culture & Society (under which sits Medical Humanities) at The Wellcome Trust

The Centre for Medical Humanities sends warm congratulations to Dr Simon Chaplin, who has been appointed as Director of Culture & Society. Dr Chaplin, who was previously the inspired Head of the Wellcome Library, succeeds Clare Matterson, who took on the new role of Director of Strategy earlier this month. Medical Humanities, Read more…