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This event is part of UK Disability History Month, from 22 November to 22 December.

Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Faculty of English Language and Literature) will look at discussions of stress and overwork in both education and professional life in the Victorian era, based on her research.  Although we are clearly living in a radically altered world, there are nonetheless startling similarities in the ways the problems of overwork have been framed and debated, then and now.   

Dr Marie Tidball (Faculty of Law, Centre for Criminology and TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow) will talk about the 'dynamic' nature of disability and the impact that stresses of modern life have on its trajectories, employment and what people sometimes refer to as 'disability time'. That is, the changed experience of time due to pain, anxiety and stress caused by an impairment or the impact an impairment has on the length of time it takes to do 'activities of daily living' which in turn affects the availability of time as a resource which has value, such as getting dressed takes longer for prosthetic limb wearer, the increased extent of email, and related issues for people's energy levels and productivity. This has an interesting impact on the number of hours disabled people may have available or may be able to work and may thus be a factor affecting the disability pay gap.

The two talks will raise lots of ideas for discussion, including the impact of modern technologies in each period on the nature of work.

http://torch.ox.ac.uk/stress-strain-and-overwork-historical-perspective

Registration is free and all welcome. Booking essential. Click here to register for your free ticket.

Please email torch@humanities.ox.ac.uk if you have any accessibility needs.

Lunch from 12.30pm. Talk from 1pm.

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