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Nursing and art appreciation event

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Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Price: free
Speaker(s): Andrew Graham-Dixon

Nursing and art appreciation event

Nursing students will have the opportunity to enhance their empathy skills while learning more about the creation, history and reading of art in a unique talk from one of Britain's most recognisable cultural commentators.

Art historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon will be giving a live hour video talk examining the link between the arts and how they can be used to gain greater understanding and empathy within nursing on Thursday 9th July 10:30-11:30.

The virtual lecture is part of a suite of unique talks and workshops designed to use the arts as a way to enhance nursing students' empathy skills within the Nursing Practice modules. This has previously included a collaboration with world-leading performing arts school Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC and other independents. He has a long history of public service in the field of the visual arts and served various committees and is currently a member of the board of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

Entitled ‘In the Picture', the talk will be an introduction to interpreting art and how viewers can gain a greater understanding of life through art. Mr Graham-Dixon will use work by artists such as Munch, Mondrain and Manet in a journey through some of history's most enduring paintings.

The talk is open to all pre-registration BSc and MSc Nursing students and staff at Kingston University and St Georges University. Places are limited, pleased email before 10am on 8 July to guarantee your slot. Successful applicants will be contacted beforehand and sent a link to the talk on the morning of the lecture with instructions on how to enter.


Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jo Low