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2023 Philosophy & Ethics SIG Annual Summer Retreat

               BRITISH PAIN SOCIETY ANNUAL SUMMER RETREAT 25th-28th June 2023

                                       ART AND PAIN: THE ROLE OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES


Dear friends and colleagues,

 The Philosophy and Ethics Special Interest Group invite you to take part in the BPS Summer Retreat this year. The event takes place at the magnificent Grade ll listed building, Rydal Hall in the heart of the Lake District. The programme consists of a mix of interesting speakers, discussion, good food as well as plenty of time off for relaxation ranging from walking in the gardens and parkland to hill walking and swimming in Rydal Water. Most delegates will book accommodation in the hall but there is also space in the grounds for camping enthusiasts as well as the option of glamping. 

Our theme this year is based on the concept of art, the humanities and pain. The principle speaker is Deborah Padfield, visual artist and senior lecturer in Arts and Health Humanities at St George’s, University of London.

Other speakers include Jens Foell, GP and teaching fellow at Imperial College; Laura Rathbone physiotherapist specialising in pain and founder of ‘Pain Geeks’; Tim Atkinson, author of ‘Where does it Hurt?’ and Pain Consultants: Mike Hudspith and  Tim Johnson.

Arrival is on Sunday 25th June in time for dinner at 6.30pm and departing after lunch on Wednesday 28th June, so 3 nights stay. The full programme details and online bookings will be available very soon via the British Pain Society website.