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

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

This event is available to attend in person or virtually. Please select your preference below.

A recording will be available for all registered event participants for up to 60 days after the event. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting.

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Tickets (In Person)

Standard pricing available until 01 December 2022.

Member

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

Non - Member

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

Tickets (Virtual)

Standard pricing available until 01 December 2022.

Member

RSM Member
£0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member
£0.00

Agenda

View the programme

Registration and reception
Welcome and introduction

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

The question of myth

Chair: Professor Roger Kirby, President, The Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Dame Marina Warner

Questions and answers
Vote of thanks

Ms Harriet Tyce, Author and Chair, Sarah Hughes Trust 

History of Medicine Society in conjunction with Medical Journalists Association presentation of Sarah Hughes Trust Prize

Ms Harriet Tyce and Ms Jane Symons (MJA)

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 

The question of myth

Chair: Professor Roger Kirby, President, The Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Dame Marina Warner

Questions and answers
Vote of thanks

Ms Harriet Tyce, Author and Chair, Sarah Hughes Trust

History of Medicine Society in conjunction with Medical Journalists Association presentation of Sarah Hughes Trust Prize

Ms Harriet Tyce and Ms Jane Symons (MJA)

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

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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