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Understanding medicine through the arts and humanities.
Understanding medicine through the arts and humanities.


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And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

Medicine Unboxed 2018: love will take place on 24/25 November at the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham.

Tickets available from Eventbrite this summer.

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - LAURENCE REES

Laurence Rees is a former Head of BBC TV History Programmes.

For the last twenty-five years he written books and made documentaries about the Second World War and the Third Reich. His work includes 'Nazis: a Warning from History' (1997); 'War of the Century' (1999); 'Horror in the East' (2001); 'Auschwitz, the Nazis and the 'Final Solution'' (2005); 'World War Two: Behind Closed Doors' (2008) and 'The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler (2012)'. His ninety-minute feature length documentary, 'Touched by Auschwitz', transmitted on BBC2 in 2015.

His latest book, 'the Holocaust: A New History', was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller and described as "the finest single volume account of the Holocaust" by The Daily Telegraph.

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We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Medicine Unboxed on 25-26 November.

Speakers include David Nott, Sara Wheeler, Laurence Rees, Mona Arshi, Danny Dorling and many others.

A few tickets remain at Eventbrite:

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - SARA WHEELER

Sara Wheeler is a British travel author and biographer, noted for her accounts of polar regions. Her writing includes the acclaimed ‘Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica’ and ‘The Magnetic North: Travels in the Arctic’.

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - DENISE RILEY

Denise Riley is the author of the poetry collections 'Marxism for Infants', the volume 'No Fee' with Wendy Mulford, 'Dry Air', ' Stair Spirit', 'Mop Georgette', 'Selected Poems' and most recently 'Say Something Back', which was nominated for a Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection. Her chapbook, 'Time Lived, Without Its Flow' is a meditation on time after the sudden death of a child. A sequence of 20 short poems from the chapbook, titled 'A Part Song', was published in the London Review of Books and won a Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem.

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - PHILIP MARSDEN

Philip Marsden is the award-winning author of a number of works of travel, fiction and non-fiction, including 'The Bronski House', 'The Spirit-Wrestlers', 'The Levelling Sea' and 'Rising Ground'. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into fifteen languages.

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - MONA ARSHI

Mona Arshi is a poet and lawyer.

Her poem 'Hummingbird' won first prize in the Magma Magazine poetry competition in 2012. She also was one of the Competition winners for the World Events Young Artists Festival in September 2012. She was also an award winner in the Troubadour International Competition for her poem ‘Bad day in the Office’. In 2014, she was joint winner of the Manchester Creative Writing Competition. A portfolio of her poems appeared in TEN-THE NEW WAVE in 2014 by Bloodaxe books.

Mona’s poetry has been published widely in magazines including Poetry Review, Magma, Rialto and the Sunday Times.

Her début collection of poem ‘Small Hands’ was published by Liverpool University in 2015 and won the Forward Prize for best first collection.

Mona was one of ten poets selected for the ‘Complete Works’, a national development programme funded by the Arts Council.

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Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: MAPS - SHELDON THOMAS

Sheldon Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. He has an unprecedented insight into gangs through his own experience as a leading gang member in the 1970s. Sheldon is hailed as a leading expert in gang culture and is both an advisor to the Home Office and New Scotland Yard on gang culture and violence, and to Trident which is a specialist unit dealing with black-on-black gun related crime. Sheldon regularly sits in on the Home Office round table discussions and has contributed to the Home Office ‘Ending Gang Violence’ Strategy (2011). He also currently provides strategic and tactical advice to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Newham on gang-related activity, and informs on cross-border issues for the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

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Tickets for Medicine Unboxed MAPS, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, November 25-26, on sale at Eventbrite on 4th September.

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