Famous author to speak at St George's

On Wednesday 23 January Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, will be in conversation at St George's, University of London.

Angela is a science journalist and broadcaster who regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio. Her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her journalism has received accolades from both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of British Science Writers. Earlier this year, she was named as one of the most influential women in science by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year.The event in January is a unique opportunity to meet the author of a ground-breaking book, to ask questions, explore ideas and be part of a vital conversation. Event detailsDate: Wednesday 23 January 2019Time: 1-2pmLocation: Michael Heron lecture theatre Spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Everyone is welcome to attend what promises to be an event to get 2019 off to a great start.

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Community spirit scores St George’s’ Emmy a day in Parliament

Despite women gaining the right to stand for election in the House of Commons a century ago, since then there have been just 491 female MPs elected, compared with 4,503 male MPs. Emmy Beazley-Williams, HR Assistant, was invited to take part in Ask Her To Stand Day – an event led by the Government which brought women to Westminster to give them a taste of political life – in recognition of her work enhancing her local community. 

The Government’s 50:50 campaign looks to redress the gender balance and encourage more women to stand for election.Emmy first became interested in working with her local community, Bounds Green, two years ago when she was on maternity leave.

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Celebrating 70 years of the NHS - our stories

Sarah-Jane Lewis (SJ), Senior Lecturer in our Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, trained as a nurse at St George's in the 1980s. In this podcast, she speaks about her experience training and how practices have changed in the NHS since then. She describes her role as a nurse in the Territorial Army, including what it was like to serve twice in war zones in Iraq.

When asked what advice she would give to nursing students, SJ replied: "As a nurse, you are going to learn a lot. You are going to learn things about yourself you never thought you were capable of doing. You're going to meet amazing people. I've met veterans from Passchendaele, I've met rocket scientists, I've met a mum who not only had two kids but she'd also fostered nearly 40 other children. You are going to meet people who have hit the lowest point in their life. You're going to meet people who have been through life-changing events. You, as a nurse, make a difference to these people." Listen to the podcast. If you work, study or have graduated from St George's and would like to share why you are proud of the NHS, please contact Communications. 

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Inaugural lectures: Professors Nidhi Sofat and Elijah Behr

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 5.30pm: St George’s Professors Nidhi Sofat and Elijah Behr will deliver their inaugural lectures at a joint event in December.

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Nidhi Sofat will discuss why our immune systems can attack ourselves leading to long-term diseases such as arthritis. Professor Elijah Behr will explore how he became interested in preventing sudden death, most commonly caused by heart disease, and explain why his focus remains on the patient and their family.

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Inaugural lecture: Duncan Tennent, 'If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer'

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 5.30-7.30pm. Duncan Tennent, Professor of Orthopaedic Education, will reflect on orthopaedic education during his inaugural lecture, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, use a bigger hammer’.

 

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