Medicine for members lecture: Stripping down Science - The Naked Scientist

20 February 2019
By Dr Chris Smith, consultant virologist

Date:     Wednesday 20 February 2019

Venue:   William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Time:     18:30 - 19:30 

Entry free of charge

To reserve your place or for further information contact the NHS Foundation Trust Membership Office:

Tel: 01223 256256

Email: foundation.trust@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

BBC Naked Scientist and Cambridge University consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith reveals how one of the world's most popular science programmes and podcasts is put together each week and how the show got started. He will also lift the lid on some of the most exciting scientific discoveries of recent years, including computer programmes that can outperform dermatologists at diagnosing skin cancers, and how the bacteria in your Intestine can affect your mood. Sense of humour essential, nudity not required...

Dr Chris Smith, better known as the Naked Scientist, is a hospital consultant specialising in clinical virology at the University of Cambridge. He is also the founder and presenter of the Naked Scientists, a radio, website and podcast venture he set up in the year 2000 with the aim of making science fun and interesting for the general public.

The Naked Scientists is now one of the world's leading science programmes and is broadcast nationally by the BBC in the UK and by the ABC in Australia. It was one of the first podcasts to exist and has so far notched up over 100 million programme downloads internationally.

Chris also launched and presented the first 100 episodes of the Nature Podcast for the journal Nature, and he has since also launched and presents "The eLife Podcast" for the eLife open access online journal. In South Africa, Chris appears every Friday morning on Primedia's Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk to answer questions on anything about science, something he's been doing since 2008.

He has also published 4 popular science books internationally, won over 20 academic prizes for his work in medicine and 10 awards for communicating science, including the Royal Society's 2008 Kohn Medal.

 

To reserve your place or for further information contact the NHS Foundation Trust Membership Office:

Tel: 01223 256256

Email: foundation.trust@addenbrookes.nhs.uk