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14/01/2013

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This Thursday (17th January), Research Engagement Officer Ross MacFarlane will be participating in the first of a new series of events organised by the Migration Museum Project.

Details:

Migrants and Medicine: Paralympics, Psychology and Pharmaceuticals

What do migrants bring to our shores? In their new Great Minds series, the Migration Museum Project and the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) will be exploring some of the hugely significant contributions which people from migrant backgrounds have made to the intellectual life of the UK. Join us as we launch the series with an evening of talks on the theme of medicine, discussing the Paralympics, psychology and pharmaceuticals.

Speakers:

Eva Loeffler OBE – The Paralympics

Eva Loeffler, daughter of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, will be discussing her father’s work and legacy as founder of the Paralympics.

Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE – The Psychology of Migration

Professor Dinesh Bhugra will present some of his own research into migration and mental health.

Ross MacFarlane, Wellcome LibraryPharmaceuticals

Ross MacFarlane will explore the activities of Henry Wellcome’s pharmaceutical research laborotories, and his work in the field of tropical medicine.

This event is free and will be chaired by Ian Blatchford, director of the Science Museum.

Time: Thursday, 17th January 2013, 7.00 -9.00pm

Location: Dana Centre, 165 Queen’s Gate London SW7 5HD

To book: Call 020 7942 4040 or email tickets@danacentre.org.uk

Phoebe Harkins

Phoebe Harkins is Library Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library.

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