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Laughter as a Catalyst for Change

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Writer, artist and part-time super-hero Jess Thom is ‘changing the world one tic at a time’. She will talk about the often misunderstood neurological condition Tourette’s, which causes her to say ‘biscuit’ up to 16,000 times a day. Performing and writing are transforming her experience of Tourette’s, as well as challenging the perceptions of audiences. She will discuss the power of humour and art to create change, her experience at University and the importance of the Access to Work and Disabled Students’ Allowances schemes.

The event is wheelchair accessible and will be BSL signed.

Booking opens 9 February 2015. See our website for further details –

This talk is part of the 12th Annual Disability Lecture series.

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