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

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Curious about breath at the Oxford Curiosity Carnival

Curious about breath at the Oxford Curiosity Carnival

Music therapist and writer Kate Binnie writes:  Friday 29th September saw Oxford’s City Centre transformed by the Curiosity Carnival. This University-organised event sought to bring together researchers across fields of study to share knowledge, answer questions, and interact in creative ways with … Read more…

From magic mineral to deadly dust

From magic mineral to deadly dust

This guest post, to mark Mesothelioma Awareness Day (26 September), is from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.  Most people probably don’t know what it looks like or what it is used for, but the word ‘asbestos’ can strike fear into the … Read more…

Measuring Breath: from cadavers to spirometers

Measuring Breath: from cadavers to spirometers

New Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Coreen McGuire introduces her research: Last seen fleeing the scene of the crime, the suspect was a white male in his mid-40s and was approximately 5’9, of a somewhat stocky build… This is the way … Read more…

Lost in Translation? Exploring the language of breathlessness

Lost in Translation? Exploring the language of breathlessness

Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Rebecca Oxley writes: ‘Breath Lab’ is designed as a living experiment to promote discussion around a central theme relating to breath, breathing and breathlessness. The aim is not to discuss key research findings, but rather … Read more…

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities

Some may wonder why our project includes the consideration of medieval thoughts and practices relating to the breath. What can studying them possibly offer modern medicine? In a special edition of the journal postmedieval two of our project team, Prof Corinne … Read more…

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