Autumn Science Lecture 2023: Eco-Flourishing and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges

Professor Ilina Singh is Professor of Neuroscience and Society at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Ethics and the Humanities.


Professor Singh will discuss "Eco-Flourishing and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges", relating to her work with the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Flourishing and Wellbeing Theme, a major cross-University initiative to build the evidence-base supporting social prescribing in mental health. They aim to identify key mechanisms driving positive connections between mental health and nature-based interventions and experiences in young people and in older adults. Their work is founded on the principle that 'flourishing' connotes good for the individual and good for the planet.

Please note: this lecture will not be recorded, but slides will be made available to attendees.



Autumn Science Lectures 2023

Our Autumn Science Lecture series invites distinguished academics to deliver lectures on plant sciences and related areas of research. These lectures are online and are free for all to attend.
Book your place here.


Thursday 19 October

Dr Roberto Salguero-Gómez
"Have plants tapped into the fountain of eternal youth?"

Thursday 26 October Professor Baroness Kathy Willis
"Prescribing Nature: Understanding what happens when we see, touch and smell nature"


Thursday 9 November Professor Ilina Singh
Eco-Flourishing and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges
Thursday 23 November Professor Lars Østergaard
"Fruit development, morphology and evolution driven by a hormonal and genetic pas de deux"
Thursday 30 November Professor Yadvinder Malhi
"Tropical forests and planet earth: A macroscope view"