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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

St Valentine
13 February 2017

It's a little known fact that while St. Valentine is widely associated with love and the giving of 'valentines', he is also the patron saint of people with epilepsy.

Emma and Will with their five-month-old  son, Archie
10 February 2017

New mum Emma Johnstone and her husband Will, look back at how love and romance played a part in Emma's epilepsy surgery


Adrian Waddingham, acting chairman of our board of trustees. He is white haired with a moustache and is wearing a dark suit j with a red tie and red pocket handkerchief
5 January 2017

Our chief executive, Clare Pelham and acting chairman of the board of trustees, Adrian Waddingham look at why it might be better to tackle 2017, one day at a time.

4 January 2017

Dr Eleanor Tillett, an honorary consultant in sports and exercise medicine at The Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health, University College Hospital, London, gives some tips and advice on sports, exercise and being physically active.

Trudy stretching
4 January 2017

In this blog Trudy tells us why she started running and discusses the positive effects of exercise for both increased seizure control and quality of life.

Epilepsy Society medical director Professor Ley Sander smiles at the camera. He is wearing an open-necked shirt.
22 December 2016

Our medical director Professor Ley Sander shares his top tips for enjoying a healthy, happy Christmas.

Maroon Ford Ka that was donated to raise money for Epilepsy Society via Givacar
9 December 2016

Epilepsy Society content manager Nicola Swanborough explains how she raised money for Epilepsy Society by donating her old car via the online charity Giveacar.

Peter Palmer with a friend
15 November 2016

In this blog Peter Palmer's family discuss how they decided to remember his life and help fund our epilepsy research at the same time.

Pippa and staff in the coffee shop
9 November 2016

Pippa Harris, manager at Epilepsy Society's coffee shop, explains how she first got involved with the charity.

25 October 2016

Our marketing assistant, Helen Skipworth, discuses how a little awareness among colleagues can go a long way.


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