Catch Your Breath Online 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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I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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The Unmapped Geography of Breath

Poet, poetry tutor, and GP Emily Wills writes… In September 2019 I had the privilege of being poet in residence…

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Disrupted breath, songlines of breathlessness (Malpass, Dodd, Feder, et al., 2019)

A ‘songline’ is a song used within Australian Aboriginal culture as a way to navigate across the land… Health research…

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Catch Your Breath: Puppetry, Dance and Creative Writing

Life of Breath collaborator and arts and health workshop facilitator, Elspeth Penny, writes about her experience of running a series…

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The COPD support group

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie visited a…

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Breathing with your brain

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which launches today, is an interactive science festival. Breathe Oxford are exhibiting and collaborator…

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Time to catch our breath…

After two years of preparation and four busy months, our Durham exhibition draws to a close this week. This post…

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Mysterious Breathers: How insects breathe

This featured guest post was originally published under the title “Gasp! A breathing puzzle” on Noticing, a science blog by…

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‘The troubled breath of so many’: On Sam Guglani’s “Histories”

Life of Breath Principle Investigator Prof Havi Carel explores themes of breath and illness in Sam Guglani‘s novel Histories (Riverrun, 2017)……

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Breathing calmly in hospital yoga practice

Life of Breath researcher Krzysztof Bierski writes… We are sitting together on a hospital bed. You have your legs crossed…

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Reading Breath in Literature (Rose et al, 2019)

At a key moment in Hamlet’s duel with Laertes, Gertrude cries out that Hamlet ‘is fat and scant of breath’…

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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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Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa (Wainwright, 2018)

Life of Breath collaborator Dr. Megan Wainwright introduces her new paper “Exploring ambivalent human-oxygen technology-world relations through the lens of Postphenomenlogy”…

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Responsibility without blame

Breathlessness is far broader than a physical symptom. It affects people’s mood, self-esteem and social links and often involves feelings…

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Exploring the logic of respiration

Music & Mindful Yoga Therapist Kate Binnie joined Life of Breath as a researcher in January 2018. She writes: I…

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Breath in Visual Art

‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Starr, 2013) Artist Jayne Wilton has spent…

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Breath, Pulse and Measure

In his manifesto ‘Projective Verse’ (1950) the poet Charles Olson proposed a new view of poetic structure based on the…

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Gasp! Making breathlessness less invisible through the creative arts

People living with breathlessness and those interested in how the arts-in-health approach may help make breathlessness less invisible, were invited…

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Breath & Puppet

Header image: “Baby at Play” by Thomas Eakins, 1876. Puppeteer Chris Pirie was recently invited by LoB collaborator Elspeth Penny and…

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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…

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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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Kate Binnie singers

To Breathe Ourselves into Some Other Lungs

  A cappella singing, a lone rower in the Pacific Ocean, fungal spores, clairvoyance and a baby’s cries…what could possibly…

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…

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