Weather Wondering Seminar

Weather has substantial impacts on health and wellbeing, from extreme events causing injury and mortality, to subtle impacts on physical activity and mood. Despite growing awareness of these health impacts, far less is known about how we relate to the weather; how it is experienced, understood, and responded to within our constantly evolving ‘weather worlds’. As part of the Wellcome Trust funded Weathered Lives project, and partnered with Durham’s Institute of Medical Humanities ‘Researching Experience’ series, this interdisciplinary seminar will encourage weather wonderings through a combination of short provocative presentations and interactive activities. Discussions will explore and question opportunities to better engage with the taking place of health and wellbeing through life’s varied and fluctuating weather worlds.

Introduced and convened by Dr Cassandra Phoenix (Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Durham University) with contributors from Professor Jennifer Mason (Honorary Professor, University of Manchester), Dr Barry Sheils (Department of English Studies, Durham University), Luke Jerram (Artist), Dr Sarah Bell
(European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter), Dr Russell Hitchings
(Department of Geography, University College London), Dr Tonya Rooney (School of Education, Australian Catholic University), Places are limited, but we are holding a number of places specifically for research postgraduate students and early career researchers. To apply for one of these places please send a short statement of less than 100 words outlining why you are interested in this workshop and what you hope to gain from attending to

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Dec 08 2020


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Cassandra Phoenix