Current Projects Update

Our team has been strengthened  by the appointment of Dr David Leith to the Classics Department. He is a Medical Historian with particular strengths in papyrology; the Hellenistic doctors Erasistratus and Herophilus, who provided Galen with much of his understanding of muscles and nerves; and Asclepiades of Bithynia, with whose particulate model of the body Galen profoundly disagreed (a model close to that of Epicurus’ atomic theory: see below).

Success of Westbank with Sarah Bird.  Approved by Head of National Lottery. Sarah is now working in Devon Public Health, but was reunited recently in meeting at Westbank with Kevin Sarwar-Polley from the Independent Activities Project.

Introductory Video

A short trailer detailing the work of Professor Chris Gill and professor John Wilkins at the University of Exeter. They draw on insights from ancient Greek and Roman healthcare to promote health and wellbeing in the modern world. The full length video will be released soon!