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Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences.  It is there in the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, our project opens up what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations and histories of delayed and impeded time.

In an era in which time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos, Waiting Times looks to understand both the difficulties and vital significance of waiting for practices of care.

Our work is divided across four themes.  Click on these for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out about all the work we are doing right here, including details of workshops, conferences, academic papers and publications and public engagement events.



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The Last Breath Society: A Seminar. Online on Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST

An evening of talks and discussion emerging from ideas in Martin O’Brien’s installation-performance The Last Breath Society: Coughing Coffin Please join Martin O’Brien, Kelechi Anucha, Lisa Baraitser, Dominic Johnson, Zack Mennell, Laura Salisbury, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Shabnam Shabazi, Nisha Ramayya, and Sheree Rose for an evening of discussion of Martin O’Brien’s recent performance piece, The …

SHARE YOUR STORY

We’d love to hear your story of waiting.

It can be a written story, or a recording, or a video, or a picture.  Whatever you like.

 

 

Hit the big red ticket machine to upload your story, video, song, audio file, image or whatever you want to send.

 

 

Alternatively, you can email Michael (m.flexer@exeter.ac.uk) to share your story with us.

All stories will be anonymised and have identifying details removed.

Before sending us your story, please read our  Waiting Times Info Sheet  and download a Waiting Times Consent Form.