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Being Human in Conversation: Returning to Our Senses
18 November, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is an online event.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have suddenly found themselves losing their sense of smell. How does the loss of this vital sense affect health, wellbeing and our relationship with the world around us and to others? How does it change us, and how does it feel to recover and to ‘return to our senses’? Join Professor Barry Smith, Chris Kelly from @AbScent, the charity for people with smell loss, and Dr Ann-Sophie Barwich, author of the much-acclaimed book ‘Smellosophy’ to investigate. This event will also include some simple try-at-home sensory experiments that will make you think differently about the importance of your sense of smell to your everyday life.
If you would like to join in with some of the smell tests at home, it would be useful to have with you some of the following household items:
- A citrus fruit that you could cut and smell
- Shampoo and/or hand sanitiser
- Something from the spice rack
- Jelly beans
This event is part of the series ‘Being Human in Conversation’ run by the Being Human festival.
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