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Wellcome Library funds a new partnership to digitise 800,000 pages of mental health archives
Over 800,000 pages of archival material from psychiatric hospitals in the UK from the 18th to the 20th centuries will be digitised and made freely available online as part of the Wellcome Library’s ambitious digitisation programme.
17 October 2014
New research to investigate if neuroscience can improve teaching and learning in schools
Can physical fitness improve academic achievement? Would teenagers do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later? These questions will be part of a multi-million-pound research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), to investigate a variety of ways neuroscience might improve teaching and learning in the UK.
9 October 2014
Rising star of art world to create stunning public sculpture for the Francis Crick Institute
Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, has announced that the London artist Conrad Shawcross has been commissioned to create a stunning piece of public art for the Crick.
7 October 2014
Hubbub in modern life explored as new £1m Wellcome Collection residency begins
The urge to be busy defines modern life. Rest can seem hard to find, whether in relation to an exhausted body, a racing mind or a hectic city. Should we slow down, or should we embrace intense activity? What effects do each of these states have on the health of our bodies and minds? A new research group called Hubbub have taken residence at Wellcome Collection and are bringing together scientists, humanists, artists, clinicians, public health experts, broadcasters and public engagement professionals to breathe new life into the questions we ask about rest and busyness.
7 October 2014
Wellcome Trust announces 2014 Engagement Fellows
The Wellcome Trust is pleased to announce three new Engagement Fellows for 2014. Alex Julyan, Brian Lobel and Dan Bird will be taking up their Fellowships in September, with plans to work on projects on healthcare environments, patient experience and informal science learning.
1 October 2014