The Thalidomide Society wins National Lottery Support!

  Thalidomide Stories: an Oral History of Thalidomide Survivors   The Thalidomide Society has received National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Thalidomide Stories – an Oral History of Thalidomide Survivors.  Thanks to National Lottery players, the project will capture the voices of at least 46 thalidomide survivors over the course of […]

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Conferring – a Two-Way Process: Reflections on the 2018 Thalidomide Society Conference

By Brian Payne, Trustee of the Thalidomide Society. In a previous life I was a conference organiser. These were mainly conferences about the early internet and other communications technologies – indeed my first, over 30 years ago, was on mobile phones. I was the proud user of one of those ‘bricks’… not much like the iPhone. […]

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Thalidomide Society members make a huge difference to a Cambodian teenager

Srey Hang is a 15-year old girl living with her extended family in a typical Cambodian house on stilts, 10kms from the Thai border.  She was born with extremely shortened arms, no hands or fingers and an absence of lower limbs, making her dependent upon her family for washing and hygiene, feeding and general mobility. […]