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Workshop, University of Leeds: ‘The Cultural Life of Smart Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Workshop’

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Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds Wednesday 18th May 2016, 2-4pm I like now to think of the Obetrol and other subtypes of speed as more of a kind of signpost or directional sign, pointing to what might be possible if I could become more aware and alive in daily life. David Foster Wallace,… Continue reading

Interdisciplinary One-Day Seminar (MVLS and Arts): ‘The Child’, Glasgow

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MVLS/ARTS inter-disciplinary seminar: ‘The Child’. Date: Friday 8th April 2016 Location: Rooms 408 and 409, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow All welcome – attendance is free and lunch provided so please email Professor Lury (karen.lury@glasgow.ac.uk) if you are planning to attend. The aim of this seminar/workshop is to bring together colleagues from diverse disciplines – media studies, historians,… Continue reading

The Future of Organ Donation in Scotland, University of Glasgow, 1 April 2016

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The Future of Organ Donation in Scotland Date: 6.30pm – 9pm, Friday 1st April Location: Laboratory of Human Anatomy, Thomson Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8LU I would like to warmly extend out an invitation to you for an evening event in the Laboratory of Human Anatomy. This event will present research informed findings and discussion… Continue reading

Programme: Localism in the Medical Humanities, MHRNS workshop, University of Glasgow

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Localism in the Medical Humanities  Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Workshop Event Hosted by the Medical Humanities Research Centre (University of Glasgow) Co-organisers: Dr Megan Coyer (University of Glasgow) and Dr Claire McKechnie-Mason (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) Date: Saturday 19th March 2016 Location: 4 University Gardens, University of Glasgow (Room 202) This workshop event… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Stages and Pages’, 7th International Comics & Medicine Conference, Dundee

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Call for Papers: 7th International Comics & Medicine Conference: Stages & Pages Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July 2016 Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Scotland Keynote Speakers: Lynda Barry, Al Davison, and Elisabeth El Refaie, and a special workshop with Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon   Theme: The theme of this year’s conference, Stages & Pages, invites us to… Continue reading

Workshop: Science Fiction and Public Engagement with Medicine, University of Glasgow

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27th Novemeber 2015 University of Glasgow What are the uses and abuses of science fiction in the aim of public engagement with medicine? We can assess science fiction as if it were entertainment education, distinguishing beween legitimate extrapolation and genre misrepresentation. But are there more productive ways of thinking about how science fiction engages with… Continue reading

Edinburgh Medical Debate: ‘Patient Consent: Do Doctors Really Know Best?’

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Join the Edinburgh Medical School and Edinburgh Medical Students Council for the inaugural Edinburgh Medical Debate. The event will take place on 22th September 2015 in the Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh. Refreshments will be served from 1730 with the debate commencing at 1800. This is a free, ticketed event. Please register for tickets on… Continue reading

Panel Discussion, Edinburgh: ‘Autism in the Spotlight: opportunities for autistic people on and off the stage’

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Thursday 27th August 2015, 6-7.30pm 50 George Square (Project Room 1.06), Edinburgh SARG and Access All Areas Theatre Company present a panel discussion: ‘Autism in the Spotlight: opportunities for autistic people on and off the stage’ Access All Areas Theatre Company have an exciting new one-man show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: in ‘The Misfit… Continue reading

Innovation (Re)Generation: Exploring Regenerative Medicine

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ESRC Festival of Social Science Join us and the Innogen and Mason Institute, Edinburgh, on Tuesday, 4th November at 6pm for the world premiere of a specially commissioned documentary film that explores the implication of regenerative medicine (RM) through the views of scientists developing new RM therapies, academics exploring the impact of RM, and those… Continue reading