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FUTURES @ We The Curious
Fri 28 September @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm BSTFree
28 Sept 2018, Bristol – 7:15-7:40pm
Life of Breath will be participating in FUTURES @ We The Curious (Bristol), part of a series of free events taking place across Bristol and Bath to celebrate European Researchers’ Night on Friday 28 September, 6:30 – 10:00 pm.
From 7:10 – 7:40 pm on the Second Floor of We The Curious (just off the research fair space), Prof Havi Carel will give a public talk asking “What is breathlessness?”
This is a seemingly simple question with a complex answer. Breathlessness is not only a physiological symptom; it is a constant horizon that frames experience. It is a limiting factor, and a condition of possibility for any action or experience the ill person may have. It also has a rich symbolic and psychological meaning. Currently the term ‘breathlessness’ is used in both medical and lay language to cover a vast array of medical conditions and their associated experiences. It is not clear that the term is precise enough, nor that it captures the complexity of the experience. This talk will shed light on the complex and varied phenomenon we call ‘breathlessness’.
This is a free event but please register for Havi’s talk on Eventbrite
Life of Breath will also have an activity stall as part of FUTURES @ We The Curious’ Research Fair from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm on the same day, where school children can test their lung capacity and make bubble paintings using their breath. Please note that the morning session is a closed event for schools engagement, however the evening session (6:30 – 10:00 pm) will be open to the public.