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International Women's Day logo with a purple arrow and circle
8 March 2019

8 March annually, is International Women's Day, celebrating women's achievements around the world. Here we celebrate just a few of the women who are making a difference in the field of epilepsy.

Andy, wearing a purple top, interacts with resident Christopher
4 March 2019

Andy, a support worker at one of the residential care homes at Epilepsy Society, describes what being a support worker involves. Our Communications Officer, Rhia Arden, writes.

Hooky intensely watches the auction unfold
4 March 2019

Joy Division bassist, Peter Hook, held an auction on Saturday to sell his memorabilia to raise money for us. Nicola Swanborough, our Communications Manager, was at the auction.

Amanda Smith is sitting in an art studio with the light shining through the window and a green plant behind her. She is wearing dark rimmed glasses, a pink t-shirt and a lightweight scarf around her neck.
25 February 2019

Artist Amanda Smith explains how picking up a paint brush has helped her overcome the anxiety and depression that go hand in hand with her epilepsy

Jasmine is young, with long brown hair and is smiling at the camera. She is sitting at a desk, working on her lap top.
22 February 2019

Jasmine talks about her epilepsy and doing work experience at Epilepsy Society

Andrew George is walking along the pavement wearing a purple Epilepsy society t-shirt, red fleece and trilby hat. He lloks ghappy.
15 February 2019

Our trustee, Andrew George, explains why he is putting on his walking boots to raise money that will help us to analyse genetic data and increase our understanding of epilepsy.

8 February 2019

Epilepsy Society was founded in 1892 and is one of the oldest charities working in the UK. Nicola Swanborough writes about its fascinating history.

8 February 2019

Nicola Swanborough writes about how the DNA of the village of Chalfont St Peter and Epilepsy Society have become entwined for over a century.

Laura smiling at the camera
7 February 2019

Our Donor Care and Direct Marketing Manager Laura Larrett, lives locally and has worked here for almost 20 years. She talks about the perks of working at Epilepsy Society.

Clare Pelham smiling at the camera whilst wearing a pink top
4 January 2019

In her New Year blog, our chief executive, Clare Pelham, shares her excitement at learning of the latest scientific discoveries in the field of epilepsy from researchers at Epilepsy Society.

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