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Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist

A hospitalised Roald Dahl used to regale a junior doctor with tales of his medical encounters. Twenty five years after Dahl’s death that doctor set out to discover whether the stories were true.

Roald Dahl is known the world over as the creator of some of the greatest children’s books ever written, not to mention seriously macabre stories for adults, yet few readers are aware of his fascination for medicine.
As a junior doctor in Oxford, Tom Solomon looked after the world-famous author. They became friends and Dahl regaled Solomon with accounts of his extraordinary medical encounters – but were they true or was he just telling tall tales?
Twenty-five years after Dahl’s death, Solomon finally got round to investigating. Whilst writing his book Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, Solomon was amazed to discover the truth behind Dahl’s claims.
Tom Solomon, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health, join him to find out more about his discoveries and examine Roald Dahl’s life and literature from a new perspective, considering how hope overcame fear.


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Date and Time:

8 February 2017 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent's Park

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