Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Power of Language and the Language of Power

Over the past couple of days I have been to two events that, despite occupying very different roles in the intellectual sphere, have both got me thinking more closely about language. Specifically, the language of health, illness and healthcare. The … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Academia

A recent story in the Times Higher Education Supplement highlights the problem of a “a clear case of under-reporting” mental health conditions by people working in the higher education sector; only “250 academics from a workforce of 181,180 disclosed mental … Continue reading

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Premiere of ‘Hearing Voices’ at Southbank Centre

Next Monday (3rd December) there is an interesting-looking programme of music on at Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s 2012-13 season. It includes the premiere of ‘Hearing Voices’ by the composer Jocelyn Pook, a piece inspired … Continue reading

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