Sir Harry Burns

I was invited to give a talk to the Civic Trust Annual Conference on Wednesday 29th October 2014.

This conference was held in Maryhill Halls, Glasgow. The venue I found special.

My talk was on Mavisbank House  a ruin that is close to collapse

I presented the “lived” history of Mavisbank arguing why this ruin might matter for today

I found that all the speakers at this conference had equally important ‘keynote’ messages. The pluralistic approach to well-being & health being the shared determination.

This short film is based on the presentation given by Sir Harry Burns. I share the view of Sir Harry that social determinants of health matter more crucially than the “selfish gene”.


To play this short film please click here or on the image above.

Salutogenesis: is a mouthful of a word, is it not! It is not an attractive word to my ears and it also sounds ‘academic’. Thus distancing. However as a riposte to ‘pathogenesis’ it is most welcome.