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Celebrating women in epilepsy

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.

Award-winning playwright to perform a show about living with someone who has epilepsy

Picture of a girl looking frustrated with her hands in her hair

Christina Murdock, who is an advocate for people with conditions, has written and will be performing in a show this week which explores her sister's epilepsy.

Andy describes what being a support worker at Epilepsy Society involves

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 says goodbye to Joy Division to raise money for us

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.

Recruiting people for our research

At the moment we can only recruit people for our research who are under the care of UCLH. However, if you would like to be considered for future research projects or for treatment at our Chalfont Centre which provides specialist care for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, you can ask your GP or neurologist to refer you to us as a patient. 

A snapshot of history at Epilepsy Society

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

The village with charity in its DNA

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 shares what it is like to work at Epilepsy Society

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.

Epilim drug shortages in the UK

An assortment of drugs stacked on top of each other

We have been informed that there may be problems with the supply of some forms of epilim (sodium valproate).

How our research team ran to fund a brand new TMS-EEG chair

A person sitting on the TMS-EEG chair with a neurologist attaching the special cap to their head

Our Director of Genomics and his research team ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for a new TMS-EEG chair and it has arrived.



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