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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Kindness, Collaboration and Coriander – A Recipe for Success

Pinky Lilani, CBE, DL is an author, a motivational speaker, food expert and women’s advocate. She is the founder and chair of several awards recognising influential women and leaders, including the annual Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. She has been recognised widely for her work and was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’. Pinky has written several books, including ‘Spice Magic: An Indian Culinary Adventure’ and ‘Coriander Makes the Difference’.

 Join us on Wednesday 12 June 2019 when Pinky will be in conversation with our Principal, Professor Jenny Higham. The event will start 1pm-2pm at St George’s, University of London H2.7 - H2.8RSVP: Caroline Donohue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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.


Inside Science exhibition to showcase art from HMP Wandsworth

 

Since 2014, St George’s, University of London has collaborated with HM Prison Wandsworth on a science engagement programme in which Professor Julian Ma and other staff and students have visited the prison to give talks on topical scientific issues. Now the “Inside Science: A conversation between art and science” exhibition will feature the work produced by prisoners in creative response to those talks. All are welcome to the specially designed installation at St George’s where the art will be on display until 31st May 2019, before going on permanent display at HMP Wandsworth.

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