Summer Science Exhibition 2013

Summer Science Exhibition 2013Medical myths and misconceptions


Medical misconceptions

An interactive talk with Dr Suzy Lishman, as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Event details

Can a cold land you in hot water?  Can you live without your liver?  Can you tell medical fact from fiction? We’ve all been told to eat our crusts, that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and that we’ll catch a cold if we go outside with wet hair. But how many of these are actually true? Join pathologist Dr Suzy Lishman to explore the science behind the health headlines and find out what really happens inside your body. This event will change your life – you’ll never look at a piece of chewing gum or a tennis ball in quite the same way again!

Dr Suzy Lishman is a consultant histopathologist at Peterborough City Hospital and Vice-President of the Royal College of Pathologists.  In her extensive public engagement work she has developed over 500 events as part of  National Pathology Week, including the popular 'virtual autopsy'.  In 2012 Dr Lishman was awarded the Royal Society Kohn Award for her excellence in engaging the public with the science of pathology.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

Medical myths and misconceptions 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Science Showoff 30 June 2015 at The Royal Society, London Join us for a weird and wonderful night of science comedy, music and performance.
  • Summer Science Exhibition 2015 30 June 2015 at The Royal Society, London Our annual Summer Science Exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology research. Come and try your hand at the science experiments that are changing our world.
  • How maths and logic gave us monitors 30 June 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover why, 200 years on, the birth of George Boole in 1815 was critical for the development of the digital computer.

For more events please see the events diary.

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