Tickets for the 2018 How To Change the World Conference are now available. Due to the exceptional demand for tickets we are moving the venue to the Royal Geographical Society. As they can only cater for a maximum of 450 people, we are offering tickets with or without tea and coffee. Lunch is only included with the Salon Premium Tickets. First confirmed speakers will be announced in Spring 2018. Read more.
with Sigrid Rausing, Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Kathryn Mannix, Lindsey Fitzharris and Meredith Wadman. Hosted by Rick Edwards.
On the eve of the Wellcome Book Prize ceremony, five of the finalists gather to share their stories and, in a spirit of friendly competition, vie for the £30,000 prize. Join us to hear tales of maverick surgeons, renegade pioneers, tragic addiction, heartrending infertility, and the end that awaits us all. The Wellcome Book Prize is awarded annually to celebrate the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness. This year, we’ll be taking over Cecil Sharp House to bring you a Sunday afternoon of stimulation, information and inspiration. Hosted by author and broadcaster Rick Edwards. Featuring: Sigrid Rausing on her memoir about the impact of addiction on a family, Mayhem Lyndsey Fitzharris on her story of a visionary British surgeon who changed medicine forever, in The Butchering Art Ayòbámi Adébáyò on what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family with Stay With Me Kathryn Mannix on the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death, With the End in Mind Meredith Wadman on the major scientific breakthrough that led to the creation of some of the world’s most important vaccines with The Vaccine Race. Also shortlisted is Mark O’Connell for To Be A Machine. Mark is unable to join us for the event. Read more.