BU’s Fusion Inaugural Lecture Series gives our newly appointed professors the opportunity to share an insight into their field of work, research interests and achievements to date.
Members of the public, staff and students are all invited to attend the free event and step into the fascinating world of research and innovation at BU. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to learn something new and be inspired by some of our leading academics.
The next lecture - entitled 'The fine art of healthcare: using art to think about people and practice' - will be held on Tuesday 23 October at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe and presented by Professor Sam Porter.
For the American philosopher, John Dewey, the importance of works of art lies in the fact that they ‘are the most intimate and energetic means of aiding individuals to share in the arts of living’. They distil the meanings behind our experiences and provide us with the opportunity to consider them from a fresh perspective. The ‘arts of living’ that will be considered in this lecture are those related to health, illness and care. Through exploring artworks from many different genres, this inaugural lecture given by Professor Sam Porter, will encourage us to think about how art can help us to improve healthcare.
Professor Sam Porter is a nurse by profession and a sociologist by academic training. His research ventures into one of the most difficult and sensitive areas of human experience: caring for people who are reaching the end of their lives. In addition to his role as the Head of Department for Social Sciences and Social Work, Professor Porter is researching issues such as the use of music therapy in hospice care, how family members can best care for their dying loved ones, and how care homes can be supported to provide excellent end of life care
Doors will open at 6.30pm and the lecture will start at 7pm. Book your free place now by heading to the Eventbrite page.