RCP 500TH ANNIVERSARY

HISTORY OF MEDICINE LECTURES 2018

‘The Royal College of Physicians and the Politics of Healthcare 2018’

Thursday 8th November 2018

6.00pm - welcoming drinks

6.30pm - lecture

The lecture is free to attend but placed must be booked in advance. Please complete the form below or call 0151 709 9125 to book.

Event to be Chaired by Professor Colm O'Mahony

Professor Raymond Tallis explores the political context of the development of healthcare and the RCP.

About the Speaker: Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist. In the Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world.

 

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Born in Liverpool in 1946, one of five children, he trained as a doctor at Oxford University and at St Thomas' in London before going on to become professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in healthcare of the elderly in Salford. Professor Tallis retired from medicine in 2006 to become a full-time writer, though he remained visiting professor at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London until 2008. He was visiting professor of English at the University of Liverpool until 2013.

 

Over the last 20 years, Raymond Tallis has published fiction, three volumes of poetry, over two hundred articles and 23 books on the philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art and cultural criticism. Together, these works offer a critique of current predominant intellectual trends and an alternative understanding of human consciousness, the nature of language and of what it is to be a human being.