Conference: Disability and Wellbeing

21st March 2018. Room 2115, Building 65, Avenue Campus, The University of Southampton. Programme 9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Welcome. 10:00-11:30 – Professor Simo Vehmas (Stockholm). TBA. 11:30-11:45 – Coffee. 11:45-13:15 – Dr. Caroline Harnacke (Tilburg). TBA. 13:15-2:15 – Lunch. 2:15-3:45 – Dr Alex Gregory (Southampton). Are disabilities bad?. 3:45-4:00 – Coffee. 4:00-5:30 – Professor Jonathan […]

Radio retrospective: Oliver Sacks on Desert Island Discs

From 1994, Oliver Sacks shares his desert island disks and talks about, among other things, using songs to help a patient navigate his life. The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Dr Oliver Sacks. Now a distinguished Professor of Neurology, he was immortalised by Robin Williams in the film Awakenings. Inspired by […]

PhD Studentship: Supported Decision-Making

Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Autumn 2018. Applications close on Wednesday, 7th March 2018. As part of Wellcome’s major collaborative research initiative ‘Mental Health & Justice’ (, we are pleased to be able to offer a funded, three-year PhD, starting in October, 2018, relating to adults with intellectual (learning) and/or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The PhD […]

Conference: Symposium on Philosophy, Humanities & Psychiatry

September 27th – 30th,  2018. World Psychiatric Association, Mexico City, Mexico. The Section of Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry (SPHP) of the World Psychiatric Association is planning to submit a Special Symposium on Philosophy Humanities & Psychiatry for the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry. Submissions for the Special Symposium are welcomed. For details and to make […]

Events: Personhood and Selfhood – Social Personhood

January 16th 2018, 9:00am-6:10pm, The University of Manchester. Deadline for registration: 12pm, Friday 13th January 2018. Website: Registration is now open for the first workshop within the Royal Institute of Philosophy and AHRC North West Doctoral Training Partnership sponsored series on Personhood and Selfhood, to be held at the University of Manchester on the 16th […]

Consultation: Mental capacity in the law of wills

Public consultation open: 13 July 2017 – 10 November 2017.  The outdated law of wills needs an overhaul according to the Law Commission. Victorian laws, out of step with the modern world, are failing to protect the vulnerable – and not allowing others to distribute their cherished possessions after they’ve gone. [The] Law Commission is consulting on […]