About this event

  • Date and time Wed 27 May 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Henry Marsh CBE

Henry Marsh, leading neurosurgeon and worldwide best-selling author of two memoirs; Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery and Admissions: A life in brain surgery, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby for a compelling discussion about his books, his career, implementing neurosurgical advances in Ukraine, and how COVID-19 has impacted, and will effect in the future, neurosurgery, the NHS as well as wider society.

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Until 2015 Marsh was the Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George's Hospital, south London, one of the country's largest specialist brain surgery units. He specialises in operating on the brain under local anaesthetic and was the subject of a major BBC documentary Your Life in Their Hands in 2004, which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal.

He has been working with neurosurgeons in the former Soviet Union, mainly in Ukraine, with protégé neurosurgeon Igor Kurilets, since 1992. His work there was the subject of the BBC Storyville film The English Surgeon from 2007. Marsh in known as a pioneer of neurosurgical advances in Ukraine.

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Previous participants of the RSM In Conversation series include; Jed Mercurio, Hugh Bonneville, Evan Davis, Fergal Keane, Professor Andrew Roberts, Jane MacQuitty, and Sir John Scarlett. 


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Key speakers

Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh CBE

Leading Neurosurgeon and worldwide best-selling Author of the widely acclaimed Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery and Admissions: A life in brain surgery

Speaker's biography

Henry Marsh CBE studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free in London. He was the senior consultant neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morleys/St George's for 34 years, before retiring from the NHS last year.


He was the subject of two award-winning BBC documentaries, one of which won an Emmy. His two books of memoirs have been worldwide best-sellers. He has extensive experience of working pro bono in many countries, in particular Ukraine (since 1992) and more recently Nepal. He hopes to return to these countries once the lockdown has ended.



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