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Upcoming events

Our alumni are invited to a number of events throughout the year, from course celebrations and reunions to career fairs and public lectures. Take a look at our upcoming events below and email alumni@sgul.ac.uk for more information on any of our events. 

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Thomas Young Lecture - Wednesday 2 December

Time: 2-3pm
Online
Free

Register to attend here.

 As part of Research Day 2020, Dr David Nabarro will deliver the prestigious annual Thomas Young Lecture. Dr Nabarro is a WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19 and his talk is titled “Nurturing equitable action in the face of complex challenges: from Covid-19 to climate change”.

The Thomas Young lecture will open with Dr Nabarro briefly reflecting on aspects of his career and defining experiences in conversation with Professor Jon Friedland. He will then speak in more detail about how to approach complex challenges from Covid-19 to climate change where simple linear rules do not apply.

Speaker biography

David Nabarro supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Swiss-based social enterprise 4SD and is the Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. From February 2020, David has worked as Special Envoy of WHO Director General on Covid-19.

 David secured his medical qualification in 1974 and has worked in over 50 countries – in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations (UN) programmes. 

 David was a senior officer in the British government civil service in the 1990s, ending up as Chief Health and Population Adviser and Director for Human Development in the then UK Department for International Development. From 1999 to 2017, he held leadership roles in the UN system, starting with the World Health Organization, on malaria, disease outbreaks, environmental health and emergencies, food insecurity and nutrition.  He ended up as Special Adviser and Under-Secretary-General for climate change and sustainable development in office of the UN Secretary-General. 

In October 2018, David Nabarro and Lawrence Haddad received the World Food Prize for their leadership in building coalitions for action for better nutrition across the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2018 he has served as Curator of the Food Systems Dialogues.  These have already enabled more than 2000 diverse practitioners to seek alignment on Transforming Food Systems so they contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  So far they have taken place in at least 30 different locations: virtual Dialogues are now being advanced in an increasing number of settings around the world.

David was appointed co-facilitator of the Nature-based Solutions workstream for the UN Secretary-General’s September 2019 Climate Action Summit.  He is chairing a forum on Climate Change and Health for the World Innovation Summit for Health in November 2020.

Virtual Postgraduate Open Evening - Thursday 3 December

Time: 5-7pm
Online

Throughout 2020 and 2021, St George's will be hosting a series of virtual events to showcase the postgraduate experience at St George’s. Open to all but particularly relevant to those who wish the begin study in 2021, our virtual Postgraduate Open Evenings will be led by Dr Carwyn Hooper, Head of the Graduate School.

By attending a virtual open event you can hear more about the admissions process and how to stand out, and about finance, scholarships and other sources of funding as well as student life at St George’s. Importantly, they also include live break-out sessions for each course, giving you the opportunity to speak with our Course Directors in detail about their degree and expertise. There will also be dedicated sessions for overseas students and a chance to speak with staff from the Admissions and Student Life Centre teams.

To find out more and to register, visit the link

 

Movement Workshop (an Open Spaces event) - Monday 7 December

Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Online

Movement workshops are taught by Anusha Subramanyam, a choreographer, movement therapist, and Asian dancer from the Beeja dance company. These workshops encourage participants to find and explore their own possibilities of movement by building awareness of sensations within the body and exploring improvised movement and the use of breath. Accompanied by live music, vocal, and percussion. 

Anusha returns to St George’s in 2020 with a series of inspiring and exhilarating workshops. The workshops will encourage participants to find and explore their own possibilities of movement by building awareness of sensations within the body and exploring improvised movement and the use of breath.  Elements of Indian dance, yoga, and somatic practice will be incorporated into the session, highlighting the value of movement to health promotion and well-being. 

Sessions will be delivered remotely for the time being. No previous experience of movement necessary and the workshop is suitable for all abilities. Previous attendees described the sessions as: ‘inspiring’, amazing’, ‘exhilarating’. 

Register here

Find out more about Open Spaces creative workshops here

 

Research Insights with Professor Dot Bennet - Wednesday, 9 December

Time: 5-6pm
Online

Research Insights activities at St George's aim to make visible the wide range of fundamental and clinical research underway across St George’s and its impact on human health. These sessions are ideal for new and recent graduates pursuing a career in research, as they provide real-world context to your learning and also give you access to researchers and ideas for possible futures you may wish to pursue.

Events are live and held on Teams. 

This session is with Professor Dot Bennett, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Sciences.

Visit the Research Insights page to find out more and to register for sessions. 

 

Research Insights with Professor Ann Ooms - Tuesday 15 December

Time: 5-6pm

Online

Research Insights activities at St George's aim to make visible the wide range of fundamental and clinical research underway across St George’s and its impact on human health. These sessions are ideal for new and recent graduates pursuing a career in research, as they provide real-world context to your learning and also give you access to researchers and ideas for possible futures you may wish to pursue.

Events are live and held on Teams. 

This session is with Professor Dot Bennett, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Sciences.

Visit the Research Insights page to find out more and to register for sessions. 

Animated Tales; voices and stories from behind the fence (an Open Spaces event) - Wednesday 20 January

Time: 5.30-7pm
Online

Animator Tony Gammidge meets Annie Bartlett, Professor of Offender Healthcare

Award winning Artist, Art Therapist and Animator, Tony Gammidge (www.tonygammidge.com), will screen a selection of extraordinary animated films co-created in prisons, secure units and with asylum seekers from Calais and Freedom from Torture.   

Find out more.

If you would be interested in holding your own reunion or event and would like some help promoting it to your classmates, please email alumni@sgul.ac.uk. 

 

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