Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lectures20 February 2024The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute held our tenth Annual Public Lecture with Professor Patricia Kingori on Monday 22 January 2024. Below we share our previous public lectures to give a flavour of the breadth of topics we have covered over the years.
Facts, fakes, society and health: Professor Patricia Kingori30 January 2024We were delighted to welcome University of Oxford’s Professor Patricia Kingori for our tenth annual public lecture on 22 January 2024. The sold out event filled the beautiful City Hall in Bristol, with a mix of staff and students from the University, people working in health and care, and members of the public.
Towards understanding the relationship between age, breast development and breast cancer30 January 2024Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK: every month, an estimated 4,000 new cases are diagnosed. Throughout a woman’s lifetime, however, the risk of developing the disease varies greatly. Early puberty, for example, is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, whereas pregnancy before the age of 20 is associated with a decreased risk - but the biological reasons aren’t clear.
Building collaborative research relationships through creative activities11 January 2024Engaging in creative activities can help to shift the power dynamics between public contributors and researchers, according to a paper published in BMC Research Involvement and Engagement. However, collaborative projects need to work for everyone and taking community-led ideas forwards remains challenging.