We will look at life and death and the lines that separate them. We will marvel at how molecules are arranged into life and examine other beginnings and endings, of the universe and how all nature folds and unfolds in time. We will wonder about time. We will hear the sounds of loss and grief and recovery and how death is felt in war, in hospital, in our homes and fields. We will see medicine’s hand raised against death and suffering and explore its duties to the living and dying. We will ask what a life costs and what it is worth. We will look at social and cultural differences in the experience of death, how immortality is conceived in mythology and sought in technology, our pursuit of the afterlife, and how fact and imagination meet in our encounter with death.
Rebecca Goss * Marion Coutts * Sam Guglani * Rhidian Brook * Paul McMaster * Henry Marsh * Ann Wroe * John Appleby * Dave Goulson * Julian Baggini * Salley Vickers * Allan Kelehear * Jane Draycott * Peter Stanford * Sue Black * Richard Horton * Michael Symmons Roberts * Jay Carver * Nick Lane * Katie Sidle * Sean Elyan * Iona Heath * Jo Shapcott * Ray Tallis * Bob Heath * Tom de Freston * Peter Thomas * Melanie Pappenheim
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Medicine Unboxed: Mortality, see
Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire debate and cultural change in medicine. Since 2009, our annual events have engaged audiences of hundreds of the public and medical professionals who come to hear writers, politicians, philosophers, musicians, performers, theologians and artists in debate and conversation with clinicians and patients.
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