Wellbeing, student life and prehistoric mythology

Three students sit on a comfy soft chair, smiling and laughing as they look together at a laptop.Hello all. I get to combine the two sides of my working life again on Wed 20th Nov, next week, when I will be giving a short talk as part of the University of Brighton’s Wellbeing Week.

One of the themes for the week is that lifelong learning has lots of wellbeing benefits, enhancing self-esteem and giving opportunities for stimulating activity and social interaction. So, on Wed lunchtime, a selection of staff and students will be making presentations on special interests we have outside work.

It sounds like a really interesting range of topics, actually, I’m dead excited to even be in the room to watch: sperm whales, witch marks in caves and 1970s vinyl records… And me, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the connections between British, Irish and Norse mythology, and the possibility that they arose not just in prehistory but through trading, raiding and political contact in the early medieval period.

For more info on the whole week’s activities, see https://www.brighton.ac.uk/current-students/my-student-life/my-wellbeing/wellbeingweek.aspx!


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