Scotland and specifically Glasgow has one of the worst health records in the entire Western world. Glasgow is a perfect candidate for the title ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, it is a vortex of extreme poverty and wealth that has rendered the city with an undeserved scarred and spartan reputation.
It is true that Glasgow’s health record has significantly changed for the better over recent years but much still remains to be done. Government and councils have worked towards healing Glasgow’s ailments through various different projects. One of the projects currently at the forefront of such activity is named the ‘Glasgow Centre for Population Health‘. The GCPH aims to provide a ‘focus on those issues which drive the patterns of ill-health that characterise Glasgow and the West of Scotland’. The organisation ‘provides a setting where academics, policy-makers, practitioners and local people can come together’ in order to ‘help remove the ‘sick city of Europe’ label from Glasgow’.
The Spoken Word has played a key collaborative role with the GCPH by providing a platform for the recording of their seminar series. The seminar series involves a number of public lectures designed to bring a range of input from professionals and lay people on numerous health related topics. The seminars have had various distinguished key speakers opening the discussion including the philosopher A.C. Grayling and the economist Lord Richard Layard.
All of the GCPH seminar series can be found through i-Tunes or directly through our repository by clicking on the image below:
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