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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

81-year-old-grandmother running the Marathon
8 July 2016

Four years on from the 2012 London Olympics which 'inspired a generation' to take on new challenges and get involved in sporting events, 2016 looks set to provide another memorable summer of sport.


The Somme
1 July 2016

Today is the centenary of the start of the battle of the Somme, which ran from 1 July 1916 to 18 November 1918. We look back at how the First World War changed life at Epilepsy Society - then known as 'the colony' - and at the tough life ex sevicemen often endured when they were sent to live here.

The start of the Thames Path challenge including runners and walkers across several distances
1 July 2016

Rob Wilks shares his memories and photos of trekking along the Thames last year, to raise money for Epilepsy Society.

Helpline telephone
9 June 2016

We followed around one of our helpline operators for a day to find out the challenges and rewards of working on our helpline.

PhD research student Katrin Augustin with children Emma and Aaron and hens.
24 May 2016

Postgraduate research student Katrin Augustin talks about studying for a PhD while bringing up two young children.

Our policy advisor Finn O'Dwyer-Cunliffe is wearing a dark jacket and an open-necked shirt.
23 May 2016

Epilepsy Society's policy advisor Finn O’Dwyer-Cunliffe says that epilepsy services are suffering from a lack of ambition from the department of health and that this must change if outcomes are to improve.

Epilepsy Society Helpline manager Christine Brock standing beside a tree.
13 May 2016

Epilepsy Society Helpline manager explains how it can help to talk about epilepsy and really be listened to.

Clinical nurse manager  Santha Carthiyaniamma is looking after resident, Andrew.
29 April 2016

Clinical nurse manager, Santha Carthiyaniamma, explains why she loves working at Epilepsy Society. 

Liz Kemsley and her mum
21 April 2016

Liz Kemsley and her 81-year-old mother ran the marathon for Epilepsy Society in 2016. Liz discusses why she decided to run the marathon for her son Luke, her struggles with training and her amazing fundraising efforts. 

Our policy advisor Finn O'Dwyer is wearing a dark jacket and open-necked shirt. He is smiling at the camera.
8 April 2016

Last Month, Epilepsy Society launched a political campaign to end avoidable premature deaths in epilepsy. Our policy advisor Finn O'Dwyer explains why he feels encouraged by the response but still thinks more should be done by our Government.


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