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Mind altering drugs, exotic animals, a corkscrew and a vibrator - life as a stroke doctor.
Professor Matthew Walters
Matthew will be talking about stroke, a condition which affects 150,000 people in the UK every year and which is the leading cause of disability (and third leading cause of death) across Europe. He will also talk about current research and treatment advances. As alcohol intake has been linked with stroke risk, he is keen to talk to people in a pub, as what he has to say will be of particular relevance!
The Suicidal Mind: Insights from Psychology
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but do we know why people choose to end their lives? And what can we do to prevent this? Olivia will dispel some common myths about suicide and talk about the work of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, which aims to help us understand why some people who think about suicide go on to act upon those thoughts, when others do not.
Ask for Evidence
Lydia Le Page
Lydia will be chatting about common misconceptions that sneak their way into daily life in news stories, marketing strategies and policies. We regularly hear claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, treat disease or improve agriculture. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour. Many are not. Lydia will be highlighting how the public can get involved to Ask for Evidence and keep people informed and questioning!