|We invite you to the launch of the Philosophy of Birth Network. We will engage in translational philosophy, of relevance for both philosophers and birth practitioners. The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health,St Catherine´s College, University of Oxford|
5th July 2023, 10.00-12.30 (BST) / 11-13.30 (Central European Time) Hybrid: online and in-person
For further details and the registration link, please visit the Values-based Practice website:
We are very excited to invite you to the launch of The Philosophy of Birth Network. The last couple of years we, an interdisciplinary team of academics and birth workers, have been shaping the network in collaboration with The Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, at St Catherine´s College, Oxford, and the Philosophy of Birth Research Project, at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The Philosophy of Birth Network aims to navigate the stormy waters of contemporary philosophy and birth care through Live & Unplugged Conversations. In these conversations we seek to bridge the silos that have existed historically between women’s health and philosophical thought.
The Philosophy of Birth Network is open to all working at the intersection of conceptual and empirical approaches to values-based medicine, philosophy of birth, obstetrics, and midwifery, as well philosophy of medicine and medical humanities. We welcome academics, health care professionals, policy makers, and experts by experience.
Because of your expertise in the area of birth, we very much hope to welcome you to our Launch Day on the 5th of July 2023, 10-12.30 (British Summer Time) / 11-13.30 (Central European Time).
Please feel free to invite others who’d make a good fit as well.
We will be holding a Hybrid seminar in-person and online. You are very welcome to participate in-person in the Mary Sunley Suite at St Catherine´s College, Oxford, orto connect online via the link provided with your registration. For those who come in-person, there will also be lunch in the College and an afternoon session with group discussion and ideas on moving forward from 3-4.30 (BST).
The network will work as an exploratory laboratory through roundtables, equal partnership, and co-production. It is a space dedicated to dialogue and exploration, resisting the pressure of targets. The process of exchange and discussion will not be a means to an end but the very essence of our network.
You will soon receive an e-mail with the programme and more details of the Day.
For more information, please contact: Stella Villarmea <email@example.com>.
Stella Villarmea, Brenda Kelly, and Soo Downe, Leads
Rodante van der Waal and Rebeca Granero, Team