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Public Lecture: Brain surgery and other stories (Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children's Literature)

Lecture led by Henry Marsh, neurosurgeon and author

Date/Time: Tuesday 30 April 2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Doctors are both witnesses and participants in the stories of the lives of their patients. In recent years there has been an explosion in books written by doctors for the general public, and it is all about story-telling. The prominent neurosurgeon will explain what makes for a good medical story when it is addressed to younger readers.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

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