Galen

Galen Roadshow. Talks to extend Galen in Rome/Galen in Crediton for GCSE students in History to big presentation in Exeter (organised by QE teachers) and to Cornwall (organised by Callington College). Talks to extend beyond 15-year olds to over 60s. Plans with Exeter branch of U3A for March 2014.

Galen in Hounslow: Kevin Sarwar-Polley of Independent Activities Project came to Exeter in May 2014 for consultation, and plans to roll out Galen Diet to public health and NHS venues in Hounslow.

In Cambridge, Andrew Brown plans a Galen Diet for October, within the Cambridge and Age initiative. John Wilkins will give a presentation on Galen and his challenge to Epicurus, who is at the philosophical heart of Andrew’s project. David Leith will also contribute to Andrew’s project.

Galen thus now combines with Epicureans as well as Stoics within our project.

Collaboration with the Exeter Medical School has also strengthened. Our medical collaborators believe Galen can offer much to health and wellbeing within the NHS provision. We have joint papers on the possible contribution Galen might make to preventive medicine. Professor Paul Dieppe, a rheumatologist is our principal collaborator in the Medical School. Drs Debbie Marsden, a medical chemist, and Linda Long, an assessor for NICE and complementary health practitioner, are key members of Paul’s team who have worked with us.

In April 2015, a conference on Aristotle, Galen and Health is being organised by David Leith, Dr Gabriele Galuzzo (another really nice addition to the Department, specialising in Aristotle and ancient philosophy) and Paul Dieppe.

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  1. Andrew Brown reports a very successful Galen month in Cambridge, centred on the Unitarian Church. Galen’s 6 ‘non-naturals’ proved very useful (details to follow).
    Kevin Sarwar-Polley continues to use Galen with groups in Hounslow. Galen has inspired an allotment group, details of which I await with curiosity.

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