Liverpool Literary Festival: Scouse Science Podcast Live – Monday, 11 October

Join Professor Tom Solomon with two fantastic medical authors, Dr Rachel Clarke and Dr Gavin Francis, who have both released best-selling books during the pandemic. as they discuss the scientific progress being made to tackle the virus and the wider impact of the pandemic.

This will be a live interactive event and guests will be able to ask questions of the panel directly. You may also join this interactive event online and ask questions via Facebook and Zoom chat.

Dr Rachel Clarke as well as being an NHS doctor of Palliative Care, is also the author of the Sunday Times best-selling book ‘Breathtaking‘, an insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus, based on Clarke’s own experiences working on frontline NHS Covid-19 wards. You can follow her on Twitter @doctor_oxford.

Dr Gavin Francis, an NHS GP who works in both urban and rural communities, splitting his time between Edinburgh and the islands of Orkney and the best selling author of ‘Intensive Care‘, a deeply personal account of nine months spent caring for a society in crisis. You can follow him on Twitter @gavinfranc.

With Holly Ellis our own Scouse Scientist: Having studied undergraduate Biological Sciences at Oxford University, she’s now a Clinical Scientist in Genomics with the NHS. You can follow her @ScientistScouse on Twitter, and find original content on her YouTube channel, The Scouse Scientist.

And Host, Professor Tom Solomon, who is Director of the UK’s Emerging Infections Research Unit based at the University of Liverpool, is also on the NHS front line at the Walton Neuro Centre and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and who appears regularly on television and radio discussing science. You can follow him @RunningMadProf on Twitter.

This live event will take place on Monday, 11 October at Liverpool Science Park, Mount Pleasant, Great Orford St, Liverpool L3 5TF. A book signing will follow the event and will run until 3.15pm with books available to purchase on the day.

This event will have two ticket types:  

 To attend in person: There are a limited number of tickets available for guests to join the Scouse Science panel in person at the Liverpool Science Park. Tickets for in person guests will be £6 full price and £4 for concessions. More information regarding eligibility for concession tickets can be found on the Eventbrite booking site.

Guests with in person tickets should arrive no later than 1.15pm.

To attend the event online: The Scouse Science podcast will also be streamed via Zoom and the University of Liverpool Facebook page. Book a place in the live Zoom audience now.

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