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Interview with Michelle Winslow and Sam Smith

Michelle Winslow and Sam Smith lead an oral history project at The Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care. Together with project volunteers, they have been making oral history recordings with people in the unit since 2007 with funding from Friends of the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support. We caught up […]

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Interview with Singer Songwriter Karine Polwart

During December the award winning singer songwriter Karine Polwart visited Medical Humanities Sheffield for a three day artist in residence programme. Vicky Grant and Amy Stone caught up with Karine to learn more Amy: Welcome to Medical Humanities Sheffield Karine. Tell us how the collaboration came about. Karine: It was Ian (Professor Ian Sabroe, Director […]

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What is Addiction?

Phil Withington, Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, was invited to participate in this panel on ‘What is Addiction?’ at the annual Battle of Ideas in London, and this is what happened. Now that the prestigious Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V) has recognised gambling as a behavioural addiction, […]

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“Anorexia is not a choice” – Interview with Emma Woolf

Emma Woolf is the author of An Apple a Day and The Ministry of Thin and is the great-grandniece of Virginia Woolf. Emma recently gave a talk at Sheffield Students’ Union as part of Off The Shelf Festival of Words 2013. We grabbed 5 minutes to ask about her mission to raise awareness of eating […]

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The story behind the MHS logo

The wonderful logo for MHS is by L. Gregory, who was aged 10 when she drew her design. L. Gregory was the winner of the Medical Humanities Sheffield Logo Competition, which we held in Westways Primary School in the spring of 2013. The competition was open to all Y5 and Y6 pupils, and as you […]

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