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Past EventsSunday, March 4

24/7: The Life of a Junior Doctor

Rachel Clarke
Adam Kay
Daniel Glaser

Junior doctors turned best-selling authors, Rachel Clarke and Adam Kay, offer poignant, honest – at times hilarious – accounts of their experiences as NHS medics.

Rachel Clarke, who now works in end-of-life care, tells of her ongoing passion for a health service imperilled by bureaucratic cock-ups, while award-winning writer and performer Adam Kay, who has had a career change, hurtles from comedy to tragedy in his stunning exposé of the topsy-turvy world of the junior doctor.

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Rachel Clarke is a NHS doctor who cares passionately about standing up for her patients and the Health Service. A former TV journalist, she made current affairs documentaries about subjects as diverse as the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Al Qaeda and the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She trained as a doctor in her late twenties and now works in palliative medicine, believing that helping patients to experience the best possible quality of life is of inestimable value.

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, about his former career as a junior doctor, was published in 2017 by Picador and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller. It has been translated into 17 languages.

Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist, currently Director of the Science Gallery at King’s College, London. He was previously Head of Engaging Science at the Wellcome Trust. Working in the realms of both science and the arts, he was the first scientist to be on the judging panel of the Man Booker Prize.

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