About this event

  • Date and time Fri 2 Dec 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Sarah Hughes, a journalist, died from breast cancer on Easter Monday 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 it's manifestations, good or bad, real or imagined. Medicine in it's broad historical sense is a study of mankind, the science of human life and wellbeing.

The Sarah Hughes Lecture will be delivered by Dame Marina Warner, DBE, CBE, FRSL, FBA who is an English historian, mythographer, art critic, novelist and short story writer. She will be in conversation with Dr Gavin Francis, a Scottish physician and a writer on travel and medical matters.

This session will also include the presentation of the Sarah Hughes Trust Prize in conjunction with the Medical Journalist Association. This prize 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.

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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Tickets (In Person)

Standard pricing available until 01 December 2022.

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RSM Member
Day 1
£0.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner
(optional)

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Non - Member
Day 1
£0.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner
(optional)

Tickets (Virtual)

Standard pricing available until 01 December 2022.

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Agenda

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Registration and reception
Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine 

Professor Dame Marina Warner in conversation with Dr Gavin Francis
Vote of thanks

Ms Harriet Tyce, Author and Chair, Sarah Hughes Trust 

History of Medicine Society in conjunction with Medical Journalist Association presentation of Sarah Hughes Trust Prize
Closing remarks

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe

Optional dinner

 Pre-registered delegates only 

View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine 

Professor Dame Marina Warner in conversation with Dr Gavin Francis
Vote of thanks

Ms Harriet Tyce, Author and Chair, Sarah Hughes Trust

History of Medicine Society in conjunction with Medical Journalist Association presentation of Sarah Hughes Trust Prize
Closing remarks

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00 am on 1 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Disclaimer:

  • The agenda is subject to change at any time
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM discretion.
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.
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