Oxford can be a place where those who are neurodivergent or have mental ill health can often go unseen and unheard. This event on 'Hidden Beneath the Surface: Untold Tales of Neurodivergence and Mental Difference in Oxford' brings together a panel of students, staff, and researchers to address this in two ways. Miranda Reilly shared her experience of creating a Disability Trail for Oxford's museums, helping to bring some of those hidden stories to light. Sonia Boué has undertaken groundbreaking work with the Arts Council to make the mechanisms that fund research accessible so that those stories can make themselves heard. Dan Holloway talked about the business case for institutions such as Oxford both enabling and supporting individuals in the workforce and removing barriers to recruitment and progression so that all of us can benefit from the value of a mentally diverse workplace.
This event was chaired by Marie Tidball (Knowledge Exchange Fellow, TORCH, University of Oxford).