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Below you can see events that involve Music and Wellbeing members. These include academic conferences and public engagement events and festivals.

Music and Wellbeing Launch – 5th May 2015

Location: Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

The unit will study the ways in which music can contribute to both extraordinary and everyday wellbeing challenges. The Music and Wellbeing launch will introduce you to the unit’s exciting projects. The event will feature a piano recital from Jessica Crich, one of the unit’s talented PhD students, alongside presentations from Helena Muller (Chief Executive – Lost Chord), David Robinson (Lead Music Therapist – Nordoff Robbins), and Professor Lord Robert Winston (Scientist & Chairman of the Royal College of Music)

Dementia Futures at The University of Sheffield – 20th May 2015

Location: Pam Liversidge Building, University of Sheffield

As part of the South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition 2015, Jessica Crich will be giving a talk on her forthcoming PhD research at the University of Sheffield entitled ‘Music to one’s care: live music sessions in dementia care environments’.

Medical Humanities Workshop – 10th June 2015

Location: Jessop West Exhibition Space, University of Sheffield

As part of the Northern Network of Medical Humanities Sheffield Workshop, Dr Vicky Williamson will be giving a talk entitled ‘Applied Music and Wellbeing’

Staying Sharp 2015 Lecture – 11th June 2015

Location: The Royal Society, 6 – 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

Staying Sharp 2015 is jointly organised by The European Dana Alliance for the Brain and The University of the Third Age. Dr Vicky Williamson will give the 2015 public lecture, examining the special relationship between music and memory.

Also 2015 Festival – 21st June 2015

Location: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Musical pyschologist Dr Vicky Williamson and top vocal coach Juliet Russell probe our brains to discover how memory affects our love of music. Does our taste change over time? How does music transport us back to a particular time? And why does some music make us cry? The experts have the

Aegean Arts International Festival – 10th July

Location: Crete

Dr Vicky Williamson presents an interactive session on the impacts of music on the brain, in collaboration with musicians including the Kapsetakis Duo.

ESCOM 2015 – 17th -22nd August 2015

Location: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Members of Music and Wellbeing will present work at ESCOM 2015.

Jessica Crich: ‘The effects of live music on key stakeholders within dementia care home environments’
Tabi Trahan: ‘How does music help us to sleep?’
Dr Elena Alessandri: ‘An examination of value judgements in criticism of Beethoven’s piano sonata recordings’