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Monday 8 July 2013

Death-talking to Delirium - Mortality: Death and the Imagination


We are pleased to welcome some truly creative minds from the field of health, medicine and the arts to share some of their passions and ideas from their practice and as a response to the exhibition.

Dr Sam Guglani: “We who are living are now dying/ With a little patience”

Molly Carlile: Death-talking

Victoria Hume: Delirium

From death-talking to delirium will be introduced by Director of Arts for Health, Clive Parkinson through an informal exhibition visit, followed by a unique opportunity to hear from three very diverse people.

Dr Sam Guglani is a consultant in clinical oncology at Cheltenham General Hospital and Hereford County Hospital; he specialises in the treatment of patients with breast, lung and brain cancers. He curates ‘Medicine Unboxed’ an NHS initiative engaging the public and front-line NHS staff with a view of medicine that is infused and elaborated by the humanities.

Molly Carlile has a clinical background in specialist palliative care nursing, counselling and education and was the manager of the largest palliative care consortium in Victoria, Australia. She manages Palliative Care Services at Austin Health where her role includes integrating palliative care into the new Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre, opened in July 2012. She is an author and regular broadcaster.

Victoria Hume has worked in the NHS for fifteen years, for much of that period as an arts manager, continuing to write and record music throughout that time.

Delirium is a series of songs about hallucinations in intensive care, written by Victoria and based on interviews with people who have been through this extraordinary experience, and with the staff who care for them.

Although this event is free to attend, places are limited and you must register with Valeria Ruiz for it at

175 Anniversary

This event is one of 175 publically accessible events and exhibitions that took place in the UK and overseas throughout 2013 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Manchester School of Art.