6th OCTOBER 2016, 7.00pm TO 9.00pm
Suttie Conference Room (Floor 4)
Body Snatchers to Lifesavers
Three Centuries of Medicine in Edinburgh
Talk by Tara Womersley
Journalist and Medical Student
Tara has worked as a journalist for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a former health correspondent for The Scotsman. While working as a health correspondent, she interviewed many politicians including the then Shadow Health Minister, now SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon. Tara also spent nearly two years in Australia working for an overseas aid agency, during which time she handled the media response to the Asia Tsunami and was involved in coordinating the media launch for Australia’s Make Poverty History Campaign.
She is co-author of ‘Body snatchers to Lifesavers’, which details 300 years of medical history in Edinburgh. The idea for the book came about while working in press and public relations for the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The book has featured in the Scottish bestseller lists and Tara has spoken at numerous events including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Scottish History Festival and at the National Library of Scotland. Now, no longer content with purely writing about health, she has embarked on a career change to join the medical profession. She is currently a fourth-year MBChB student at the University of Aberdeen.
A finger buffet will be available from 6.30pm and tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.
Medical Library Team