How far can we push the human body?

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 26 January

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

Suggested donation £10

Event description

Modern medicine has blurred the lines between life and death, and is showing no signs of stopping.

In this talk, Rohin Francis explores how humans are pushing their bodies further than ever before, in sickness and in health. 

Join Rohin as he discusses cutting-edge medical technology keeping people alive, as humans explores the extremes of what's possible.

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About the speaker

Dr Rohin Francis is a cardiologist in the UK. He trained in London and Cambridge and he is currently undertaking a PhD at University College London.

He makes YouTube videos concentrating on topics that don't get covered elsewhere like offbeat science, understanding why modern medicine doesn't always work, or forgotten chapters of history. He likes to crowbarr in as many bad jokes as he can. Studies have shown that watching is associated with a 400% relative risk increase of becoming a more fragrant human being (actual risk increase 0.002%).

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.

How to watch live

1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.

2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.

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Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don't receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

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