Event Details

Charity Christmas Lecture: Ice Station Zebra - Lessons from an Antarctic Medical Practice

RCPE Christmas Charity Lecture Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1 JQ

Overview

Speaker: Dr Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1999, then spent ten years travelling, visiting all seven continents. He is the author of four books: True North, Travels in Arctic Europe (2008), Empire Antarctica, Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (2012) which was Scottish Book of the Year 2013, and Adventures in Human Being (2015), which won a Saltire Prize and was a winner in the BMA Book Awards. Shapeshifters – On Medicine & Human Change, came out in 2018. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and lives and practices medicine in Edinburgh.

Join us for drinks and mince pies from 6.15 pm, and a chance to win a fantastic prize in our charity raffle. The lecture begins at 7.00 pm.

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Programme

18.15

Wine and mince pies served

19.00

Ice Station Zebra: Lessons from an Antarctic Medical Practice
Dr Gavin Francis

20.00

Raffle drawn

20.15

Close (approximately)

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Fees

Tickets for this event are £10 and can be booked via Eventbrite.

All profits from this event will go to Dr Francis' nominated charities: Cyrenians (Edinburgh based charity for the homeless and vulnerable) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

Contact information

Email: library@rcpe.ac.uk

Phone: 0131 247 3625

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Further Info

Tickets for this event are £10 and can be booked via Eventbrite.

All profits from this event will go to Dr Francis' nominated charities: Cyrenians (Edinburgh based charity for the homeless and vulnerable) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

Contact information

Email: library@rcpe.ac.uk

Phone: 0131 247 3625

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