Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016

Tony Husband is a British cartoonist who has appeared in Private Eye, The Spectator, and The Times. He has published Take Care, Son - the story of his dad and dementia.

Dementia: Life, Art and Research

Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

A Research Services research event
Date8 November 2016
Time18:30 to 20:00
PlaceExeter Phoenix

Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome to attend this open event.

Event overview

This event will focus on the topic of dementia in terms of lived experience, art, and research, including special guests Tony Husband and Professor Linda Clare.

Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist, whose performance is centred on his recent illustrated story (“Take Care, Son”) which chronicles his father’s dementia with “loving charm and wit” (Stephen Fry). This personal account will be a starting point for further discussion about dementia care. Professor Linda Clare is the director of the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) whose world-leading research on supporting well-being in dementia was recently featured on BBC’s Horizon.

In the UK, it is estimated that there are approximately 850,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease - the most common form of dementia. These figures, however, can be overwhelming and impersonal. Learning about dementia through real-life accounts, art, and cutting-edge research promises to be a thought-provoking and powerful event.

About the ESRC Festival of Social Science

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic, and political lives - both now and in the future.

You can find out more about the University of Exeter's festival events on our web page.

Registration and contact details

This event is open to all members of the public but numbers are limited and you must reserve a place. Please book tickets for this free event by contacting the Exeter Phoenix Box Office on: 01392 667080 or

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ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerESRC Festival of Social Science

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