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Cassidy Megan, founder of Purple Day
26 March 2015

Cassidy Megan, founder of Purple Day, thanks everyone for their support in a special blog written for Epilepsy Society. 

Karen (left) and her friends about to tuck into Purple Day plate of cupcakes
12 March 2015

Each year Purple Day gets bigger and better. Karen Newman-Brown, an IT Administrative Manager at Aston University who has epilepsy, reminisces on last year's Purple Day.

Publications editor Nicola Swanborough has shoulder length , wavy brown hair and is wearing a red top. She is smiling at the camera.
24 February 2015

Nicola Swanborough looks at how an Indian wedding, Celebrity Big Brother house and a Commons debate could impact on epilepsy.

23 December 2014

Publications editor Nicola Swanborough looks at how we can ensure the film Electricity gets the audience it deserves.

Author Ray Robinson is looking pensively but directly at the camera. He has short, dark hair and is wearing a brown leather jacket.
12 December 2014

Author Ray Robinson talks about epilepsy, Agyness Deyn and about seeing his work translated for the big screen.

Epilepsy Society's neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale. She has long fair hair with a wipy fringe and is smiling warmly at the camera.
9 December 2014

Epilepsy Society's neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale  gives her verdict on  Agyness Deyn's new film about epilepsy, Electricity.

A head shot of Epilepsy Society's policy adviser Katharine McIntosh. She has blonde, shoulder length hair, with a central parting and is wearing a dark jacket. She is standing in fromt of a tree and Victorian red bricked building.
5 December 2014

Our new policy adviser Katharine McIntosh looks at the latest review into employment support allowance.

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2 December 2014

Questions and answers from our November webchat with pharmacist, Dr Trudy Thomas.

A headshot of epilepsy specialist nurse Jenny Nightingale. She has dark brown hair tied back from her face and is smiling. She is pictured in front of a blossom tree.
20 November 2014

Epilepsy specialist nurse Jenny Nightingale reviews the new film Electricity, about a young woman's struggle with her seizures.

28 October 2014

Former black cab driver  Ian Starkey talks about his epilepsy, seizures and the time he gave a ride to the legendary Freddie Mercury.

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