Working with voices in the NHS: dialogues and monologues (3 October)
    July 11, 2018
    Hearing the Voice would like to draw your attention to this upcoming workshop on working with voices within the NHS, which is affiliated with the Educational Voice-Hearing Network in the Collaborating Centre for Value-based Practice in Health and Social Care (St Catherine's College, Oxford University) and takes place on 3 October at the Warneford Hospital (Oxford).
    Podcast: Why we talk to ourselves
    July 10, 2018
    Listen to Charles Fernyhough - PI and Director of Hearing the Voice - discussing the role of self-talk in our daily lives with WHYY's Radio Times and NPR Sirius, a Philadelphia-based public affairs program.
    Literary Voices: Edinburgh International Book Festival, 18–20 August 2018
    July 6, 2018
    How do writers experience the voices of the characters they create? How do their readers? Do you hear different voices for different characters? Have you ever experienced those characters saying things beyond the pages of a book? Hearing the Voice is delighted to produce a series of literary events, playful activities and interactive workshops exploring the essential role voices play in the way we write and read literary works at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. All events will take place from 18 August to 20 August at The Bookshop on George Street unless otherwise specified.   Literary Voices Exhibition 18 – 20 August 2018, 12.30 – 4.30pm (19 August 2018, 12.30-4.30pm and 7-10pm) Free – no reservations necessary Drawing on our exhibition Hearing Voices: Suffering, inspiration and the everyday, this installation explores the inner voices of writers and readers from the medieval period to the present day. Drop in to explore voices and voice-hearing in the life and work of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Samuel Beckett, Muriel Spark and many more, and meet the researchers behind the exhibition.   Create Your Own Character Map 17 August, 2-4pm Age 8-12 (Currently sold out) Join us at this playful, interactive workshop to create a unique map of what you experience when you read. Chart the voices of characters from your favourite books, and take your map home with you to use as a starting point for creating your own wonderful stories.   Inspire Writing and Reading 17 August, 5-7pm Teachers’ workshop (Currently sold out) A unique opportunity to learn how to inspire creative writing and reading through charting the voices of characters in works of fiction. Led by Durham University’s Mary Robson and David Napthine, this interactive workshop will show you how to create a map of your reading experience through playful exercises and prompts. Leave with your map and plenty of creative writing ideas to inspire people of all ages.   Map Your Reading Experience 18 August, 10am-12pm & 5-7pm 19 August, 10am-12pm £8/£6 Do you hear the voices of characters when you read? What do they sound like? Do they have a life outside the fictional world of the book? Explore the way we experience the voices, presence and agency of characters when we read in our interactive, creative workshop led by Mary Robson and David Napthine.   An evening with Gillian Allnutt 18 August, 7.30pm Free Gillian Allnutt is the author of multiple poetry collections including How the Bicycle Shone (2007) and indwelling (2013), and was the recipient of the The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2016. She will be reading from her ninth poetry collection, wake (2018), which includes poems inspired by her work with Hearing the Voice – an interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust.   Map the Voices of Spark’s Characters 19 August 2018, 7-9pm 20 August 2018, 10-12pm £8/£6 A must for Spark enthusiasts, this creative workshop invites you to chart the voices of characters in the work of Muriel Spark, including Memento Mori, The Comforters and many more. Led by Mary Robson and David Napthine.    The Many Voices of Muriel Spark with John Foxwell and Patricia Waugh 20 August 2018, 7.15pm-8.15pm Spark Theatre on George Street £12/£10 Muriel Spark’s characters are famously acerbic and witheringly satirical but what was her relationship to the voices that inspired and defined them? Durham University researchers John Foxwell and Patricia Waugh offer a unique understanding of Spark’s many different voices in this event. By mapping multiple influences from Hebraic traditions to her work on propaganda, they hope to redefine our relationship with her novels.    
    Unusual Experiences Support Group (Oxford)
    July 4, 2018
    Hearing voices? Seeing visions? Other unusual perceptions? Then come along to The Mill and talk with others who understand in a safe and friendly environment.
    Hearing Voices and Emotions (5 July)
    June 26, 2018
    Hearing the Voice would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 'Hearing Voices and Emotions' workshop, which takes place in Oxford on July 5 (2-5PM).
    Stranger things: how our expectations do (and don’t) shape what we hear
    June 21, 2018
    From time to time, all of us are likely to have an experience of seeing or hearing something and then finding that other people don’t share the experience. It’s quite common to think about those experiences as being a bit unusual – maybe like a hallucination, or an illusion – but actually these “individual differences” in perception can be quite common.
    CRAZYWISE: a film by Kevin Tomlinson and Phil Borges (18 July, London)
    June 21, 2018
    Hearing the Voice are delighted to draw your attention to a screening of Kevin Tomlinson and Phil Borges' film CRAZYWISE on 18 July (6:15PM) at the UCL Institute of Child Health, organised by Mind in Camden.
    Public Lecture: Religious Experience in Predictive Minds (28 June)
    June 20, 2018
    Hearing the Voice warmly invites you to attend a public lecture by Uffe Schjødt (Aarhus University) on 28 June (5-7PM) at Elvet Riverside, where Uffe will speak on religious experience in predictive minds.
    Response to 'Aligning Computational Psychiatry to the Hearing Voices Movement': Akiko Hart
    June 13, 2018
    Akiko Hart responds to a recent paper by Powers, Bien & Corlett (2018), which presents computational psychiatry (CP) in relation to hearing voices as a way of bridging the gap between critical and biological psychiatry, and ‘honoring the values and goals of those with lived experience of psychosis’.

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