Those of you who work at Lund University (or for that matter at SUS in Lund) have followed the construction of a new building on Sölvegatan. Throughout the building process, the new building has been called ”Forum Medicum” and it plays a central part (!) in gathering the Faculty of Medicine’s functions in Lund in one geographical place. Now the construction is completed, and the grand opening takes place tomorrow evening. From now on we’re supposed to call it BMC Building E.  I’m not sure whether that’ll “stick”; “See you in the foyer of Forum” is a phrase we use almost daily and probably will continue to use…

In any case, Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities, has workplaces on the 14th floor of the new building. Our closest neighbours on this floor are   the Faculty of Medicine’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (MedCul). We’re looking forward to collaborating (more) with MedCul and see how our combined skills and experiences can be put into practice.

The staff at the Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities come from different disciplines/clinical areas and work for the centre part time (20%), which an earlier blogpost revealed here. In total, we are 13 individuals, who have worked together for just over 1.5 years now. This autumn we’ll gather once a week here at Forum Medicum at the 14th floor. There are many projects underway, some to be completed, some to continue in some form, others to start.

I end with the literal outlook from our workplace windows. And no, it is not a coincidence that we who work with medical humanities have a clear view of LUX (one of the beautiful houses belonging to the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology).

View from the 14th floor, Forum Medicum. To the right is LUX, with the words “Men vänta nu” on the roof.
August 29, 2023

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