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Philosophers at Royal Holloway have also brought their research to bear on the wider community.


Rethinking Attitudes to Swearing 

Rebecca Roache has transformed attitudes to swearing via public engagement work in the media, discussions with journalists, having her work directly shape public debates, and running a specialist workshop on the topic with key professional stakeholders and policy makers. This focus on swearing has been underpinned by her research into the ways in which social norms, such as those surrounding swearing, contribute to our understanding of mental illness. 



Increasing Mental Wellbeing with Stoic Philosophy 

John Sellars is a founding member of Modern Stoicism, a small group of academics and psychotherapists who run Stoic Week and Stoicon. More recently has has been involved in the creation of The Aurelius Foundation, which is devoted to applying Stoic principles to youth development. Sellars has also contributed to the wider public debate on wellbeing via print, broadcast media, and a popular book on Stoicism.


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