The Brain and the Mind
8pm, Friday 30th October
An audience with neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and psychologist Stephen Grosz
Chaired by Dr Gavin Francis.
Henry Marsh CBE: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
An unforgettable insight into a life dedicated to operating on the human brain. The exhilarating drama of surgery, the moving triumphs, harrowing disasters, haunting regrets, moments of black humour, amid the chaos and confusion of a modern hospital. And the need for hope when faced with life’s most agonising decisions.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons since 1984 Henry Marsh retired as Consultant Neurosurgeon St George’s Hospital in London this year. As well as the Emmy award-winning The English Surgeon he is the subject of Your Life in Their Hands, which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal.
Stephen Grosz: The Examined Life, How We Lose and Find Ourselves.
We create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. As a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight. An extraordinary book about an ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.
Born in America, educated at the Universities of California and Oxford, he teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. He lives in London. A Sunday Times bestseller, this is his first book.