Medical Library book sale starts today

We are holding a book sale on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library starting today. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required. Hundreds of books are included and all the books are priced at only £1 each. Come and visit us soon to make sure you have the pick of the best ones.

All topics are covered and the sale includes these popular titles as well as many others – we looking forward to seeing you!

Clinical Medicine Kumar and Clark
General and Systematic Pathology Underwood
Pharmacology Rang and Dale
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry Champe, Harvey et al
Essential Surgery Burkitt, Quick et al
Human Physiology Silverthorn
Health and Illness in the Community Taylor, Smith et al

Medical Library Team


Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre

See cancer – at the IMS

Dividing lung cancer cellInstitute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus

14 September 2017
18:00 – 19:30

What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
How can you reduce the risk of getting cancer?
How can we fight cancer?

Every year around 32,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer. This figure is predicted to rise to almost 35,000 by 2020. Cancer survival rates are improving thanks to medical research.

  • But how much do you actually know about cancer?

Join our leading scientists on Thursday 14th September as we provide the answers and showcase Aberdeen’s unique approach to fighting cancer. See cancer under the microscope and learn more about our plans to raise £4.5 million to transform local cancer care with your support.

  • It’s time to share the knowledge – let’s beat cancer together.

To register for this free event please call Laura on 01224 274 111 or
email or visit

Parking will be available next to the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Access is off Ashgrove Road West.

How to find the IMS (map)

Café MED: the key to stoke survival

Photo of brain scansMonday 22th May
Suttie Centre Café
6 pm – 7.30 pm

Prof. Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine) and Thérèse Lebedis (Consultant occupational therapist in stroke, NHS Grampian)

Stroke is common in older age and is associated with death and disability. Come and hear about the latest research on the importance of person-centred care in reducing the burden of stroke.

The presentation will last about half-an-hour. It will be followed by an interval allowing informal chat and the opportunity to buy drinks or snacks. An audience discussion will follow.

This event is free and open to the public, no booking is required. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team

British Science Week: film MOON

14 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 
Moon film poster

Speaker: Jerry Stone

Join freelance space presenter, Jerry Stone for a talk on 1970s plans for floating settlements in space, followed by a screening of the sci-fi film “Moon”.

40 years ago, plans were drawn up for large-scale settlements floating in space. Made of material from the Moon, they’d be home to thousands of people. Amazingly, all this was possible with 1970s technology — but there have been many advances since then. Join Jerry Stone, freelance space presenter leading a project at the British Interplanetary Society to re-examine these studies. The talk is followed by a 35mm screening of award winning British science fiction “Moon”.

Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon.

Moon was modestly budgeted but was well received by critics. Rockwell’s performance found praise as did the film’s scientific realism and plausibility. It won numerous film critic and film festival awards and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. (more at Wikipedia)

Admission is £6, Booking is required HERE. AGE 15+.

This event is part of British Science Week 2017. For the full programme CLICK HERE.

Med-Chi Lectures: Politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 12th January
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science with NHS Health Scotland

Dr Andrew Fraser graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1981. He was Director of Public Health in NHS Highland from 1994-1997, then Deputy Chief Medical officer in the Health Department of the Scottish Office, then Scottish Executive from 1997-2003.

Photo of Dr Andrew Fraser
Dr Andrew Fraser

He was responsible for advice on Public Health Policy, taking a particular interest in health protection matters, alcohol-related harm, health inequalities and the health of marginalised groups.

From 2003-2012, he worked in the Scottish Prison Service as Director of Health and Care.

His focus is on ways to narrow health inequalities in Scotland.

All are welcome to come to this talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available after the meeting. Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team

Sci-Screen Inception

Scene from film Inception30 September 2016, 19:30 – 22:00
at the Belmont Cinema

Aberdeen’s brand new Sci-Screen series kicks-off with the award-winning sci-fi thriller Inception, where memories are altered through dreams. This special event will begin with a talk about how the brain constructs memories from conscious experience with Dr Kevin Allan, lecturer in psychology at the University of Aberdeen, followed by a screening of the film.

FREE Event, but tickets are required, available from Belmont Filmhouse, call to reserve tickets 01224 343500. Ages 12+ only. 

This event is in partnership with the British Science Association Aberdeen Branch and supported by Big Lottery.

Hosted by: EXPLORATHON’16

Venue: Belmont Filmhouse

Contact:  01224 273689

This event is part of  – view the full programme of events here.