What's On Now ...
On this page, you’ll find information about current and forthcoming HtV seminars, workshops, conferences and public engagement events. We’ll be updating it regularly so make sure to come back to see what’s on.
Integrated Voices – Can you help us create a resource for people who hear voices and those who support them?
Rai Waddingham, who is a member of the editorial board for our new project Integrated Voices, writes: In my experience, at least, the availability of information on the internet can bring with it both opportunities and risks. To someone hearing voices for the first...
An invitation to voice-hearers: Reflections on ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday’, Tuesday 21 February 2017, from 5-7pm.
After an exhilarating four months, the final week of ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday’ is almost upon us. We warmly invite voice-hearers, their families, friends and allies to join us for a final viewing and to share reflections on the exhibition and its linked programme of events at Palace Green Library on Tuesday 21 February 2017, from 5-7pm. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
‘Psychosis, Agency, and Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Workshop’ at The College of St Hild & St Bede, 15 February 2017, from 9:30 – 17:20.
Hallucinations can undermine the intuition that we are the ones controlling our own thoughts and actions. This one-day workshop examines the theme of lost agency from a number of disciplinary perspectives, with a view to exploring how conceptions of agency in different disciplines might be productively related.
‘Tuning into the Light: Experiencing Celestial Voices’ at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Durham Cathedral, 11 – 25 February 2017, from 10am – 4pm.
An experimental sound installation which engages with the experience of hearing spiritual voices by blending together in infinite uncontrived and unforeseen ways rich accounts of mystical experience with sound, music and silence.
Public Lecture: Professor Charles Fernyhough on ‘Children, Voice-Hearing, and Imaginary Friends’ at Palace Green Library, 8 February 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30.
In this talk, Charles Fernyhough will explore how the experience of hearing voices relates to the common phenomenon of imaginary friends.
Public Symposium: ‘Voices, Visions, and Divine Inspiration,’ St Chad’s College Chapel, Durham, 18 February 2017, from 1 – 6pm.
Join us to explore the spiritual aspects of hearing voices and the way in which these rich and enigmatic experiences have been represented and interpreted in different religious contexts from the medieval period to the present.