Spotlight on Science talk on 9 July: Immunotherapy - a new dawn in cancer treatment?

Immunotherapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. Trials have shown encouraging survival rates in patients and fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy, including for the most aggressive of cancers.

But this ray of hope comes at a high price; since many treatments are bespoke, the costs involved are often prohibitive.

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Science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry to give inaugural Public Engagement lecture on 22 July

Vivienne Parry OBE is perhaps best known for hosting medical and scientific programmes for BBC Radio 4 such as Inside the Ethics Committee, and is a former presenter of ‘Tomorrow’s World’.

A scientist by training, she writes widely on health subjects and is a prolific contributor to science magazines and newspapers.

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Spotlight on Science talk on 30 May: A History of Medicine in 10 Objects

St George's, London's oldest medical school, houses a unique 250-year archive that defines medicine through the ages.

In this talk, archivist Virginia Dawe-Woodings will highlight ten objects that illustrate turning points in the history of medicine and surgery, including postmortem case books, surgical implements and a priceles copy of Gray's Anatomy.


Baroness Valerie Amos CH “Running to Stand Still”

Baroness Valerie Amos CH - “Running to Stand Still”

The St George’s Inspirations, Innovations and Ideas Event Series: Exploring perspectives, sharing experiences and valuing diversity at St Georges, University of London

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The brain: phantoms, illusions and impossible symptoms

Thursday 7 March 2019 at 6-7.30pm

Professor Mark Edwards