Disability History Month 22 November – 22 December

Here’s a taster of a series of events marking Disability History Month at BU. To register attendance at any of them, please email diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk

Film screening of IRIS. This is a biopic about novelist Iris Murdoch and her partner, John Bayley. Naturally, Judi Dench is superb but look out for a fantastic performance by Jim Broadbent. Monday 26 November, 18:00, Kimmeridge House

How did the Paralympics impact people’s views on disabled sport and disability?

This presentation, given by Dr Richard Scullion and Dr Dan Jackson (Media School), considers a review of relevant literature and the findings of a series of interviews about disability and sport Monday 3 December, 13:30 – 14:30, The Ocatagon, Sir Michael Cobham Library

Reading and dyslexia: as easy as ABC?

This wide-ranging talk given by Prof. Sine McDougall (DEC) considers the difficulties in learning to read English including the similarities and differences between poor readers and those who might be dyslexic. Thursday 6 December, 14:00 – 15:00, The Octagon

An audience with Ben Rushgrove, Paralympian sprinter

Ben will share his experiences of participating in the Paralympics in Beijing and London and will also talk about life as a disabled student. The audience will be able to ask questions. Friday 7 December, 13:00 – 14:00, Student Centre, Talbot House

Seen but seldom heard premiere

The first showing of the documentary made about the collaboration between BU academics, Victoria Education Centre students and performance poets, Liv Torc and Jonny Fluffypunk. Highly recommended. Friday 7 December, 15:00 – 16:15, Student Centre, Talbot House


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