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April Cafe Scientifique

Join the discussion in the Ri's cafe to see if education really is the best medicine

Join us for a drink in the café as we continue our informal café scientifique discussion events.

Drug treatments cost the NHS £10.3 billion in 2007 but they are only one tool in the fight against ill health. Would it be more effective to fund education in healthier living than curing people when they get ill? Education is very important in helping us protect our health, but it only tells us what we 'ought' to do and when 'want' or 'need' to do something else, that is when the trouble starts. Taking examples from his work on smoking cessation, Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology at UCL, will talk about research on how we can be led to want or need to do what we ought!


Professor Robert West | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 April 2009 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992

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