CANCELLED For Your Inspiration: The ABCs of intensive care

2.00pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 18 April

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has been cancelled

  • Explore the world of intensive care medicine

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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri / RSC Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

This event is now cancelled. If you booked your tickets online, via Eventbrite, you will receive a refund automatically. If you booked over the phone, please call us on 020 7409 2992. 

As our partners for this event, the Intensive Care Society, are heavily involved in frontline NHS services, we have decided to cancel this event as they are no longer able to be involved. We will be rescheduling this event to later in the year but, as we do not yet have a fixed date, are issuing full refunds for all bookings. All other Ri events are still planned to take place, following government advice. Should this position change, we will notify you accordingly. 

‘For Your Inspiration’ is back for Spring! These events aim to give young people a hands-on look at different areas of science, and talk directly to people working in them. This season, we have partnered with the Intensive Care Society, celebrating the society’s 50th anniversary by looking at the exciting medical specialty of intensive care. We will also be joined by the fantastic Medical Mavericks, who will be bringing along a range of exciting activities exploring the world of medicine. 

From using exciting and advanced technology to keep people alive, to working in a big team of specialists to get people back on their feet after life-threatening illness, there is a huge range of scientific topics and career options to explore.

Hear from former Christmas Lecturer Hugh Montgomery, and try out exciting activities exploring this diverse area. Activities and demonstrations will be run by the Ri, Medical Mavericks, Intensive Care Society members and a number of other companies and organisations giving you the chance to meet and talk to experts and specialists as well as people just starting out in this field. 

Please note, this event was previously advertised as 'For Your Inspiration: A & Me'.

This event is for ages 13+. 

This event is free for Ri Young Members 13 and over. For those younger than this, please see our Family Fun Days.

About the speaker

Dr Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UCL), where he also directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance.

Montgomery is also a geneticist. He discovered the first 'gene for human fitness' - one which also changes the chance of surviving critical illness by five-fold. His research looks into why one person may live and one may die when they look almost identical and suffer the same disease. Montgomery is interested in whether survivors are born, or made. Hugh Montgomery still spends 25% of his time working in a North London Intensive Care Unit.

Hugh presented the 2007 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on the subject back from the brink: the science of survival.


The doors will open at approximately 1.30pm, with a prompt start at 2.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. After the talk finishes at 3.15pm there will be hands on activities around the building until 5.00pm

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