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

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Join our team in Durham – Anthropology post-doc vacancy

Join our team in Durham – Anthropology post-doc vacancy

Closing date: 26 January 2018 We’re recruiting! We are seeking a medical anthropologist to join our Durham team on an 18 month contract. We are particularly looking for someone who can contribute to our developing research on the relationship between … Read more…

Breath & Puppet

Breath & Puppet

Header image: “Baby at Play” by Thomas Eakins, 1876. Puppeteer Chris Pirie recently spoke at our Gasp! Exploring Breath through Creative Arts event (part of the Being Human festival). He writes: I have been focusing on my breath, and whilst … Read more…

BLF seeking Singing for Lung Health group leaders in North of England

BLF seeking Singing for Lung Health group leaders in North of England

Do you know that singing can have a positive impact on people living with a lung condition? The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working with leading singing for lung health trainer and Music Therapist, Phoene Cave, to develop and roll out a … Read more…

Pondering air pollution in London

Pondering air pollution in London

Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Rebecca Oxley writes: There’s something in the air in London: a growing awareness and concern with the things that permeate the air we breathe, namely the high levels of fine particulate matter linked to environmental … Read more…

A Note on Poetry, Breath, Lines and Punctuation

A Note on Poetry, Breath, Lines and Punctuation

Dr William Wootten, who spoke at our last Life of Breath poetry reading event, writes: The rhythm of breathing, like the rhythm of the heart or the movements of the body in action, is one of those basic rhythms of … Read more…

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