Univ in the Arts – The Pen and the Scalpel
Our guest speaker at the next Univ in the Arts event is the celebrated neurosurgeon and writer Henry Marsh, CBE, FRCS (1969, PPE). He will be in conversation with BBC correspondent and World News presenter Philippa Thomas (1984, PPE).
There will be plenty of time for Henry and Philippa to answer questions, and for guests to enjoy refreshments and canapés, and further discussion after the talk.
Thursday 24 January
Venue: The Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB
Time: 18.30 – 21.00
Cost: £25 (£15 for Young Univ)
This event is sold out.
To join the waiting list please contact: Sarah.Lobrot@univ.ox.ac.uk
Henry Marsh CBE pioneered techniques in operating on the brain under local anaesthetic and was the subject of the BBC documentary Your Life in Their Hands in 2004. Although he retired from full-time work in the NHS in 2015, he continues to operate and lecture abroad, in Nepal, Albania and Ukraine. His prize-winning memoir, Do No Harm, was an international best-seller, and, Admissions, his second, a number one best-seller. He was made a CBE in 2010 and he was the castaway on BBC Radio 4’s long-running Desert Island Discs in September 2018. His favourite selection was Better Not Look Down by B B King. See Univ’s Music in Mind article.
Philippa Thomas is a presenter on BBC World TV news and World Service radio. She has so far reported for the BBC from 25 countries, and specialises in US politics. She has written about every US president since Univ alumnus President Bill Clinton (1968, Politics). Thomas was a 2011 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard. She is currently studying for a Masters in Psychology and Coaching, and would like to know more about the workings of our brains.