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- Date and time Fri 2 Dec 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by History of Medicine Society
Join the Sarah Hughes Lecture to discuss the role of mythology and writing as well as the influence of art on creative journalism as it relates to medicine and humanity. This session will also include the Sarah Hughes Trust Prize presentation. Also, enjoy a delicious optional dinner to socialise and network with fellow attendees and well-renowned speakers.
Lecture delivered by Professor Dame Marina Warner, DBE, CBE, FRSL, FBA, English historian, mythographer, art critic, novelist and short story writer. Welcome and introduction by Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, President of the History of Medicine Section, and chaired by Professor Roger Kirby, President of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The Sarah Hughes Trust Prize presentation, in conjunction with the Medical Journalist Association, is for emerging or established journalists working with healthcare practitioners or media outlets that expose the use of false or misleading information (so-called 'fake news) in health and medicine. The purpose of the prize is to further educational activities between journalists and healthcare practitioners while taking into account both equality and diversity.
Sarah Hughes, a journalist, died from breast cancer on 2021 at the age of 48. Her family and friends have raised funds for an annual lecture to be held under the auspices of the RSM History of Medicine Society. Sarah was a history graduate from St Andrews University and was fascinated by, studied and wrote about the human condition in all its manifestations, good or bad, real or imagined.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn current best practices in journalism, the humanities and medicine in a historical context
- Use this information in everyday life
- Promote effective communication between medicine, journalism and humanity
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Registration for this event will close at 1:00 am on 1 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.
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