Exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface between arts, humanities and medical practice

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A phenomenology of illness, part 2

A phenomenology of illness, part 2

Following on from part 1, Life of Breath PI Havi Carel writes: What is breathlessness? This is a seemingly simple question. Why, it’s the well-known experience of panting, perhaps getting hot and sweaty, maybe a heaving of the chest, or … Read more…

A year of inspiration

A year of inspiration

Throughout 2016 our collaborator Jayne Wilton created unique and beautiful breath-inspired artworks to grace the cover of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. She used a variety of techniques including copper etching, photosensitive paper and glass blowing to capture both exhaled … Read more…

OBE for Life of Breath team member

OBE for Life of Breath team member

We are thrilled to share the news that one of our project team, Prof Gene Feder, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours. Gene is Professor of Primary Care at the University of Bristol and a GP. His … Read more…

A Painful Silence: bringing domestic violence into conversation

A Painful Silence: bringing domestic violence into conversation

The header image shows a representation of the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. A parody of these monkeys (each with a different injury, bandaged or in a cast) can be found in … Read more…

Take a Breath at Celebrate Science 2016

Take a Breath at Celebrate Science 2016

We challenged visitors to Durham University’s Celebrate Science marquee to do something unusual with their breath – either use it to make art or break a world record! Over three days (25-27 October 2016) our stand welcomed 1000 visitors. Our … Read more…

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