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August 2003 Visitors to the Centre included Theresa Lorenzo and Brian Watermeyer from the Disability Studies programme at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). July 2003 Congratulations to those of our PhD and undergraduate students who graduated this month. Mark Priestley travelled to Bremen (Germany) to present a paper at the SommerUni on Disability…
August 2002 Colin Barnes, Alison Wilde and Mark Priestley travelled to Reykjavic (Iceland) for the 6th annual conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research to present papers based on their research. July 2002 We are pleased to announce that our out-of-print book Exploring the Divide: illness and disability is now freely available in a…
August 2001 Congratulations to Alison Sheldon who successfully defended her doctoral thesis on communication technologies and disabled people. Alison is currently revising and developing distance learning materials for the MA in Disability Studies. A quiet month and a well earned holiday for most of us. July 2001 Two new research reports are now available online….
August 2000 A well-earned holiday for most of us this month. July 2000 Many congratulations to those of our students who graduated this month. Visitors to the DRU this month included Berni Kelly from the University of Ulster, Derry (Northern Ireland), Lydia la Riviere-Zijdel of the European Disability Forum, Debora Diniz, from ANIS (Instituto de…
August 1999 Good luck to Tom Shakespeare, who will be leaving the Disability Research Unit to take up a new post as Research Development Officer at the new Genetics Policy and Ethics Research Institute (PERI). This is a collaborative project between the University of Newcastle, University of Durham, and the International Centre for Life. Congratulations…
August 1998 Most of us managed to get some sort of holiday this month, so there isn’t much news to report. However, a great deal of work is going on behind the scenes to prepare for the new distance learning MA programme. Watch this space for some important developments in September/October. July 1998 We were…