Our final conspiration

This year the Life of Breath project will end after 5 years, around 50 research publications and countless events and…

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Catch Your Breath exhibition

Stop where you are and take a deep breath.How does it feel?What does it make you think?How many breaths have…

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“Letter to my Breath” at Fun Palaces, Bristol

Life of Breath collaborator Elspeth Penny writes about her experience facilitating a “Letter to my Breath” workshop at Barton Hill…

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“Breathe Happy, Breathe Healthy” Bristol mural installation

As part of the Fun Palaces campaign in October this year, Life of Breath collaborated with local Bristol artist Sophie…

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‘Race Correction’ in Medicine: A History of Lung Function Measurements

The Life of Breath project was delighted to host Professor Lundy Braun in Bristol recently to speak at our bi-annual…

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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…

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Under the Surface

Composer and academic Toby Young writes: ‘Our business in living is to become fluent with the life we are living and art…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Breath in the technoscientific imaginary

Here, Durham researcher Arthur Rose explores breath as a theme, metaphor and plot device in Science Fiction. Whether used to convey a sense of…

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Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel will be speaking at the joint session of the Aristotelian Society, which is July…

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Breathing Space (May 2016)

Life of Breath team members and collaborators gathered in Bristol on 12 and 13 May for one of our regular…

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The Philosophical Role of Illness

Philosophical methods have been used to study illness for several decades. Havi Carel reverses the relationship between the two, asking:…

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Should I fear my death?

Where death is, I am no longer, where I am death is not. If life and death are mutually exclusive, then…

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British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2016

Breath in literature, was the theme for a Life of Breath panel at the 2016 Annual Conference of the British…

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Breath of Life on Radio Scotland

First broadcast on Good Friday 2016, the Breath of Life radio programme featured our principle investigator Jane Macnaughton in conversation with Anna…

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Beckett’s Breathing Rhythms: Worstward Ho (1983) and Stirrings Still (1989)

As part of a seminar on the Rhythm of Prose at the American Comparative Literature Association 2016 conference, Arthur Rose…

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A Tobacco-Free New Zealand by 2025? Lecture (Durham)

To mark No Smoking Day we welcomed public health and behaviour specialist Dr Marewa Glover to Durham University. Dr Glover (Massey University) is…

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Chemical Youth Lecture (Durham)

What do chemical and pharmaceutical substances, both legal and illicit, ‘do’ for youth? This is the question posed by the…

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Our Work Past Events

“If I had to live like you, I think I’d kill myself”: Explaining the Disability Paradox

On 26 November 2015 Havi Carel visited Kings College London to give the Annual Philosophy and Medicine Sowerby Lecture. Her…

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Making the Invisible Visible (Durham launch event)

Featured image: from the series ‘Drawing Breath’ by Jayne Wilton Life of Breath at Durham University was formally launched in the…

Understanding Disease and Illness (6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable)

The International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (IPMR) is an open group of philosophers, clinicians, epidemiologists, social scientists, statisticians, bioethicists, and…

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Bristol Life of Breath Launch Event

The Life of Breath team and guests gathered at Royal Fort House on 14 May 2015 to launch the project…

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