Sarah Hughes Memorial Lecture – Royal Society of Medicine

By October 5, 2021Public

Fri Dec 3, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Live event at the Royal Society of Medicine or live stream

Sarah Hughes, a journalist, died from breast cancer on Easter Monday 2021 at the age of 48. Her family and friends have raised funds for an annual lecture to be held under the auspices of the Royal Society of Medicine History of Medicine Society.

Sarah was a history graduate from St Andrews University and was fascinated by, studied and wrote about the human condition in all its manifestations, good or bad, real or imagined. Medicine in its broad historical sense is a study of mankind, the science of human life and wellbeing.

The inaugural Sarah Hughes Lecture will be delivered by Jed Mercurio OBE, the renowned television writer, producer, director and novelist. Amongst his many productions are the internationally acclaimed series Line of Duty, Bloodlands and Bodies, a dark medical drama series. Jed Mercurio is a former medical practitioner and will be in conversation with Victoria Macdonald, the Health and Social Care Editor of Channel 4 News. Victoria MacDonald, an award-winning journalist, has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the importance of the humanities in studying and evaluating the human condition
  • Learn how the performing arts can be applied to contemporary clinical practice
  • Discuss ways in which knowledge of the humanities as expressed in the media can influence and affect medical practice as we know it

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