The Division of Medical Education is delighted to invite you to its annual Doubleday lecture, which will this year be given by Dr Lemn Sissay MBE. In addition to being the Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Dr Sissay is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was the official poet for the London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London, in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. Dr Sissay is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation, and inaugural trustee of World Book Night.
Dr Sissay will share his life experience and perspective on equality and diversity in health care through a keynote speech and a reading that he has especially written for this event.
The annual lecture is held in memory of Dr Edwin Doubleday, a St Andrews University Graduate and Manchester Medical School student who sadly died before completing his medical training and was awarded his degree posthumously. The Dr Edwin Doubleday Fund was created to promote the development of medical training.
Places will be limited so please register your attendance soon. We look forward to seeing you.