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Medicine Unboxed: Frontiers

22 & 23 November 2014

Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire debate and cultural change in medicine.

Mission: Medicine Unboxed engages the public and front-line NHS staff with a view of medicine that is infused and elaborated by the humanities. Contributors include artists, writers, the clergy, poets, philosophers, lawyers, linguists, musicians, theatre, ethicists, academics and doctors. The results are thought-provoking, inspiring, sometimes funny and often moving.

“We will explore the fact of human life and consciousness within the world of other life and lives; our shared human matter and frailty; the ocean, sky and land; the ground for moral thought; the migrant, outsider and underprivileged; the lines that separate life from death; the flesh and margins of our bodies and minds; the separation between suffering and illness; the interface between the individual and society and the frontier between imagination and fact in our understanding of humanity, illness and medicine.”

Speakers at Medicine Unboxed: Frontiers will include:

  • Camilla Batmenjelidgh
  • Sophie de Oliveira Barata
  • Ali Smith
  • Richard Horton
  • Philip Gross
  • Christopher Potter
  • William Fiennes
  • Jackie Kay
  • Iain McGilchrist
  • Daljit Nagra
  • Sarah Moss
  • Gabriel Weston
  • Joanna Bourke
  • Melanie Pappenheim
  • Philip Hoare
  • Tim Dee
  • Yasmin Gunaratnam
  • Susan Aldworth
  • Bob Heath
  • Iona Heath
  • Ray Tallis
  • Jo Shapcott
  • Deborah Bowman
  • Tom de Freston
  • Roger Kneebone.

The winner of the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize will also be announced on 22 November at the event. The shortlisted artists are:

  • Agnes Davis (poet and screenwriter)
  • Helen Ivory (poet)
  • Pascale Petit (poet)
  • Eduardo Miranda (composer and researcher)
  • Ravi Thornton (cross-media artist)
  • Tiffany Atkinson (poet)
  • Victoria Hume (songwriter/performer).

For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medicine-unboxed-frontiers-tickets-12076275465