About this event

  • Date and time Wed 14 Dec 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This event will explore the role of biography in current medical practice. The aim of this session is to illustrate ways in which neurosurgery has led to a greater understanding of brain function and improved living. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the historical method in contemporary practice, especially in biography and learning
  • Have a better understanding of the relevance of neurosurgery to patient care

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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Welcome and introduction

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

Physiology, peace and physics: Barts' notable Nobelists

Professor Tilli Tansey, Emeritus Professor of Medical History and Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

The history of British neurosurgery

Professor Mike Powell, Consultant Neurosurgeon, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 13 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.


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.

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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Venue hire

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

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