The Institute of Advanced Study and Centre for Medical Humanities present:
Times of Transition
A workshop held under the ‘Experiencing Time’ IAS sub-theme
14 November 2012, 2 – 5pm
Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University

Mik Godley “A Different Heartbeat”

Ritually celebrated yet sometimes invisible, momentous and gradual, buoyed by hope and laced with loss – our lives consist of a series of transitions, transformations in our bodies and relationships, our identities and our place(s) in the world. This extended seminar explores questions of time, transition and creativity in three phases of the life-course – old age, adulthood, and early adolescence.


  • “Winter Fires,” François Matarasso, Arts researcher, writer and Honorary Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia.
  • “‘I’m a Loser, I’m Not Married, Let’s Just All Look at Me”: Women’s Experiences of Missing the Marital Transition,” Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, USA.
  • “Roots and Wings – Celebrating Transition in Schools,” Mike White, Research Fellow in Arts & Health and Mary Robson, Associate for Arts in Health and Education, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University.

This workshop is open to all. Enquires can be made by contacting the Centre for Medical Humanities.


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