Medical Humanities Summer School 2019

The Oxford University Summer School for Medical Humanities 2019 took place at Green Templeton College from 14 to 20 July 2019.

Sessions across the week included:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Organisation(s)
  • Afflictions
  • (Self)-care
  • Managing healthcare and ageing populations
  • (Un)consciousness
  • Economics
  • Identities

Teaching took place at Green Templeton, with accommodation across the road at St Anne’s College. There was one afternoon spent at Magdalen College.


DateOverview

Sunday 14 July

Arrival

Monday 15 July

Day 1: Communication; Ethics

09:15-10:15:
Welcome remarks

10:15-10:45:
Session 1: Observation

10:45-11:15:
Break

11:15-13:00:
Session 2: Language

13:00-14:00:
Lunch

14:00-15:00:
Session 3: Ethics

15:00-15:30:
Session 4: Decision-making

15:30-16:00:
Break

16:00-17:30:
Session 5: Talking to patients

19:00-20:00:
Dinner

Tuesday 16 July

Day 2: Communication (continued) and Organisation(s)

09:15-10:15:
Session 6: Historicising pain

10:15-11:00:
Session 7: Doctors and Stories

11:00-11:30:
Break

11:30-12:30:
Session 8: Body Parts

12:30-13:10:
Session 9: Compassion

13:10-14:00:
Lunch

14:00-15:30:
Session 10: Body space and body language

15:30-16:00:
Break

16:00-17:00:
Session 11: Professor Henry Marsh: The Operating is Easy. Everything else is Difficult.

17:00-17:45:
Session 12: Children and Illness

17:45-19:00:
Session 13: Embodied Cognition

19:15-20:15:
Dinner

Wednesday 17 July

Day 3:
Afflictions and (Self)-care

09:15-11:00:
Session 14: Infection

11:00-11:30:
Break

11:30-12:15:
Addictions and treatments

12:15-13:00:
Tour of the Radcliffe Observatory and Gardens

13:00-14:00:
Lunch

14:00-15:20:
Session 17: Care

15:20-15:40:
Break

15:45-17:00:
Session 18: Self-care. A choice of three practical sessions (sign up for one):
1) Mindfulness
2) Yoga
3) Personal training

19:00-20:00:
Dinner

Thursday 18 July

Day 4:
Managing healthcare and ageing populations

09:15-10:15:
Session 19: Management

10:15-11:00:
Session 20: Illness and Old Age

11:00-11:30:
Break

11:30-13:00:
Session 21:Management

13:00-13:45:
Lunch

13:45-14:15:
Transit to Magdalen College (pedestrian escort)

14:15-15:45:
Session 22: Early modern medical books in Magdalen College's Old Library

15:45-16:15:
Break

16:15-17:00:
Session 23: The doctor as anti-hero

17:00-17:30:
Tour of Magdalen College

19:00-20:00:
Dinner

20:30-21:15:
Special evening session for school students on how to write a personal statement for UCAS

Friday 19 July

Day 5:
(Un)consciousness, Economics, and Identities

09:15-10:15:
Session 24: Sleep

10:15-11:00:
Session 25: Consciousness

11:00-11:30:
Break

11:30-12:15:
Session 26: Economics

12:15-13:00:
Session 2: Space and Time

13:00-14:00:
Lunch

14:00-15:00:
Session 28: Disability

15:00-15:45:
Session 29: Aesthetics

15:45-16:15:
Break

16:15-17:30:
Session 30: The role of the doctor

17:30-17:45:
Round-up, certificates and questionnaires

19:00:
Farewell banquet at Green Templeton

Saturday 20 July

Departure

View the full 2019 Summer School programme here, including further information on each session, guest speakers and more.

More information: gtcmdlit@gtc.ox.ac.uk

inspiring and unforgettable’
‘stimulating and exciting’
‘perspective-changing’
‘mind-opening experience that will stay with me forever’
‘a complete introduction to a new field’
‘intense work but very satisfying’
‘a rainbow of collective thoughts’

2018 Summer School Students