We Need To Talk About … Ward Design

29th of September 2014

Five speakers share their perspective on ward design, including a new secure unit; repeatable rooms that are just about to be built; patient-led designs from the nineteenth century and an emergent new process of co-design – from space to place.

WNTTAWardDesign.mp3 (713 downloads)

We Need To Talk About … Sanctuary After The Asylum

15th of September 2014

Diana Rose (Professor of User Research,cKCL , Nick Hervey (retired Head of Social Care at SLaM), David Beales (artist who represents asylum and society in his work) and Sarah Wheeler (on finding religious/rural/psychiatric sanctuary) chaired by Mike Jay, author of ‘The Influencing Machine’.

WNTTASanctuaryAfterTheAsylum.mp3 (704 downloads)


You saw Marc make it at The Dragon Café – now you can have a go at home!
Here’s a lovely water themed recipe for you…

Watercress, Watermelon and Carrot Salad

Serves 4-6 people

250g carrots grated or in matchsticks

1 bunch watercress

1tbs pumpkin seeds toasted

2 slices (approx. 2cm ) of watermelon cut into bite size pieces

6tbs olive oil

2tbs balsamic vinegar

Pinch of salt and pepper


Mix carrot, watermelon and watercress together

in a bowl. Add seeds and dressing, mix and serve.


You can find out more about watercress here or why not let Ade Edmonson lead you through the watercress beds of Dorset!