Talk: Understanding bodies and brains - the mind-blowing future of medicine

06 July 2024 11:00 - 11:30 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Welcome to a whirlwind tour of everything that's disgusting, unusual and amazing about the human body. By understanding our bodies and brains, we can find ways to treat injuries or disease.

In the future, you could run on robot legs, your doctor could be a computer, you might have tiny machines inside your body to keep you healthy... and you could even live forever! 

Dr Paul Ian Cross explains everything from genetic modification to personalised medicine and even remote surgery by robot. These hyper-exciting advances might sound like science fiction – but they're all being developed by scientists, and some are even being used right now. Paul Ian Cross's book “Bodies, Brains and Bogies” – illustrated by Steve Brown – has been shortlisted for the 2023 Young People’s Book Prize

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Saturday 6 July 2024, 11am — 11.30am. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us