Image of the Mouth Stories event poster'Mouth Stories' event to take place in Sheffield this September

Researchers from the Department of Sociological Studies and the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield will be in Sheffield's Winter Gardens this September to present an present an exhibition of recorded stories and artefacts illustrating the significance of the mouth in older age.

Members of the research team Dr Lorna Warren, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, and Dr Jennifer Kettle, Research Associate, will be present at the exhibition on 19 and 20 September 2017 to speak to people about the project and invite them to think about the various ways in which we look after our mouth and teeth, and the importance they have for us as individuals across our lives. Artefacts from the School of Clinical Dentistry will also be available, representing changes in dental interventions over time.

Members of the public will be given the chance to record and put on display their own stories using a range of media, such as postcards, recordings, short videos, photographs and drawings.

In addition, the team will be showcasing some of the work they recently completed in collaboration with the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh on the significance of mouth in older age.

The team would like to thank GlaxoSmithKline for funding this research.