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It's epidemic

Arts and science perspectives on infection from Sander Gilman and John Oxford.

New diseases fuel our collective fears – just as historic plagues once did. But how do we come by our ideas about infectious diseases? Leading cultural and literary historian Sander Gilman and distinguished virologist John Oxford will share their different perspectives on efforts to understand the impact of infectious diseases. Is there a history of story-telling that allows us to understand how we deal with infectious diseases? How can studying epidemics of the past tell us about our future? Without the proper attention we may find ourselves retelling old, sad stories.

Sander Gilman is Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. John Oxford is Professor of Virology at Barts and The London Hospital, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry.


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Date and Time:

24 February 2005 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992
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Organised by:

The Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust
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£8, £5 concessions and Ri members

Available from:

the Ri website: http://www.rigb.org/rimain/calendar/booktickets.jsp?&id=160
Or call the Ri on 020 7409 2992

Additional Information:

This event is a partnership between the Ri and the Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust.

The Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust (http://www.rosentrust.org.uk) was established to encourage dialogue between artists and scientists, in memory of Dr Dennis Rosen, and is a registered charity.

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