An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities was officially launched at an event on February 20th in the Boyle Library.
Professor Michael Arthur, the Vice-Chancellor, opened proceedings, stressing the importance of the initiative in bringing together research strengths across Faculties at Leeds. Professor Stuart Murray, the Director of the Centre, then introduced the special guest speaker, Lennard J Davis, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who spoke on ‘Depression and Disability’.
Some 80 people attended the launch, which was followed by a reception in the School of English, including representatives from non-academic partner organisations (the NHS and Opera North) and research collaborators from partner universities in the UK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The day after the launch, a series of workshops were held exploring future research activity.
(Pictured from left to right: Michael Arthur; Lennard J Davis; Stuart Murray.)