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Graphic showing the signs and symptoms of meningitis to look out for

Urgent call to have meningitis vaccine

4 July 2017

A group of parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis are urging other parents to ensure their children are vaccinated against the disease, particularly as they...

Cellist Anna Frazer is holding her cello and looking at son, William, who is sitting beside her.

Cellist makes emotional return to stage to raise money for Epilepsy Society

16 June 2017

When cellist Anna Frazer played her first concerto with a full orchestra at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford on Saturday, it was an emotional moment for both her...

Epilepsy Society residents participating in a game

Epilepsy Society says huge thank you to local volunteers

6 June 2017

This week Epilepsy Society is celebrating the team of 40 plus volunteers who regularly support and enrich the lives of the residents at our centre in Chalfont St...

Game of Thrones star Ellie Kendrick has a short, wavy, brown bob.

New BBC play tells story of young mum with epilepsy

26 May 2017

Tune into BBC Radio 4 on 1 June at 2.15pm for Louise Monaghan's new BBC drama Slipping through Time, about a young mum with epilepsy.

Game of Thrones star Ellie Kendrick has a brown, wavy bob. She is looking pensive.

Game of Thrones star tackles epilepsy

26 May 2017

Game of Thrones star Ellie Kendrick will be back on our screens this summer as Meera Reed in the penultimate season of the hit tv series. But first she takes on a...

Head and shoulder shots of Jennie Jacques, Leon Legge and Lewis HIne who are challenging pe0ople to #explain epilepsy

Public lack confidence in supporting people with epilepsy - new poll shows

16 May 2017

A new poll has revealed that there is a worrying lack of public confidence in knowing how to help someone who is having a seizure.

one hundred and 25 residents, family, friends and staff gathered on the grass at Epilepsy Society to form a huge number 125 in celebration of the charity's 125th birthday

Human figures celebrate Epilepsy Society's 125th birthday

3 May 2017

Marking time: one hundred and 25 residents, family, friends and staff gathered on the grass at Epilepsy Society to form a huge number 125 in celebration of the...

Woman checks her weight, standing on the weighing scales.

Maternal obesity and epilepsy - research suggests possible links

5 April 2017

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander says research linking maternal obesity to epilepsy should be treated with caution and seen in the wider...

The two Loughborough students who designed seizure detection vest, standing side by side at the award ceremony. Both are in brown suits.

Students design winning vest to detect seizures

21 March 2017

Two 16-year-old students win award for designing a wearable vest to help detect epileptic seizures.

Audience at the conference annual conference

Epilepsy Society prepares for annual conference

17 March 2017

Epilepsy Society is preparing for our annual conference, Epilepsy: past, present and future on Saturday 18 March at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London.


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