09 November 2016

Why does living in Hull influence how long you live?

Health and illness in our everyday lives

When: Saturday 12th November 2016. 10am – 4pm (ukulele workshop: 11am - midday)
Where: Lightstream Stadium, Preston Road, Hull HU9 5HE
Cost: Free

Why does living in Hull influence how long you live? How can playing the ukulele be good for your health? What are the early signs of cancer? Hull York Medical School will be sharing the answers with the residents of Hull at this free interactive event at the ESRC Festival of Social Science which explores health, illness and wellbeing. 

‘Health and illness in our everyday lives’ will give people of all ages the opportunity to get involved in a ukulele workshop, play games, learn about health related careers, and find out more about key factors which influence health.

It will also showcase world-class research from the Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull, focussing on the early diagnosis of disease, reducing health inequalities, improving palliative care and managing chronic disease. It will explore social inequalities in the development of ill health and contribute to the awareness of symptoms, the benefits of early diagnosis and the need for end of life care in conditions other than cancer.

Dr Julie Seymour, Reader in Sociology at the Hull York Medical School said: "This free public exhibition showcases the impact of social factors on people's health, illness and wellbeing. Who you are, where you live, and how you spend your leisure time can all have an effect on someone's health.

“Through activities and displays we will show the research that is taking place at the medical school and the university. There will also be local community groups and educators who are involved in health and wellbeing in the Hull area."

The event, which is organised in partnership with Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust, runs as part of the annual, national ESRC Festival of Social Science.

The festival celebrates social science and the impact that the latest research findings has on all the big issues we face in our day-to-day lives.