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Together, members of the Centre explore how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by cultural practices and beliefs, and investigate how evidence from the humanities and social sciences can be used to help to develop and evaluate innovative and effective public health initiatives.

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pin 5 February 2021

Mid-Life Conversations Is Published

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We are pleased to announce that the outputs from 2018’s Mid-Life Conversations conference have been published. The collection, Mid-Life Conversations, is available to read online at the WCCEH website. Compiled and edited by Professor Mark Jackson and Dr Fred Cooper, the collection contains fifteen original pieces of writing – and an original cartoon! – about […]

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18 February 2021

Working Out Relationships Youth Panel

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Despite the lack of tea and cake, over 20 inspirational young people and their leaders joined the Youth Panel on the 16th February. Participants came from Devon Schools and Community Groups as well as the Family Justice Young People’s Board whose members represent young people who have had experience of the family justice system. The […]

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5 February 2021

Mid-Life Conversations Is Published

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We are pleased to announce that the outputs from 2018’s Mid-Life Conversations conference have been published. The collection, Mid-Life Conversations, is available to read online at the WCCEH website. Compiled and edited by Professor Mark Jackson and Dr Fred Cooper, the collection contains fifteen original pieces of writing – and an original cartoon! – about […]

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29 January 2021

EDI theatre project receives funding to explore LGBTQIA loneliness and histories

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WCCEH is thrilled to announce that Dr Charlotte Jones and Dr Fred Cooper have been successful in obtaining funding from UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for their EDI theatre engagement project. The Beat of Our Hearts – staging new histories of LGTBQIA loneliness is a new engagement project running in […]

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25 January 2021

New nature experiment launched with BBC Music

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A new experiment goes live today, investigating how people respond to different kinds of digital nature experience. The study is part of a new collaboration between the BBC and the University of Exeter, called ‘Soundscapes for Wellbeing’, aiming to connect audiences with the nature through creative TV, radio, and online programming. The experiment is exploring […]

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19 January 2021

Shame, Stigma and COVID-19

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WCCEH are delighted to share that Luna Dolezal, Fred Cooper and Arthur Rose have received a UKRI-AHRC COVID Rapid Response Grant (AH/V013483/1) for a project called “Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19”.  This project will identify and investigate, through philosophical, cultural studies and historical analyses, the sites and circumstances of shame, shaming, stigma and […]

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