Whether you have been affected by eating disorders, personally or second hand, or simply want to understand more about the conditions which affect so many people, you are welcome to join us for a talk exploring and raising awareness about eating disorders. 

This talk, given during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, will integrate reflections on personal experience of eating disorders and contemporary research with a compassionate response. We will consider whether faith can offer a context for discussing and raising awareness about eating disorders, and how we might learn from and engage with discussions of eating disorders in medical and scientific contexts.

For every ticket purchased, £1 will be donated by the Cathedral to BEAT, a leading charity dedicated to supporting those affected by eating disorders. 

Image: Detail from the magnificent Rose Window at St Albans Cathedral, unveiled in 1989 by Princess Diana, who herself was one of the foremost champions of raising awareness of eating disorders. 

Attendees are welcome to join with or without video, and to step back from the talk at any point. 

Event details

Speaker: Niamh Colbrook, University of Cambridge

Date and time: Thursday 4 March, 7.30-9pm. Participants will be able to join the event from 7.15pm.

Price: £10 (students £6)

Venue: Online via Zoom.

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive the joining details (in case your plans change) and an email detailing how to receive a recording of the talk. No questions and answers will be recorded for this event, due to their potential personal nature. 

Joining on Zoom on the night

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email between 5-5.30pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm, please call 01727 890205.

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How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.