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18:00 [18:00] Dr Andrew Packham: Getting Fit for Surgery (ext event)
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Message from Leicester's Hospitals: "Happy New Year from Leicester's Hospitals" We wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. We are delighted to share with you the Marvellous Medicine calendar for the first half of 2020. We do hope you will be able to join us for one of these fascinating clinician-led talks. Please see our online calendar for further details: https://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/our-news/marvellous-medicine/ Calendar 2020 January 2020 Title: Congenital heart problems; not as rare as you think, and they matter Date: Thursday 23 January – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Frances Bu'Lock, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital February 2020 Title: Living with Fibroids Date: Thursday 20 February – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Neelam Potdar, Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist Reproductive Medicine Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital March 2020 Title: Getting Fit for Surgery Date: Thursday 26 March – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Andrew Packham, Consultant Anaesthetist Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital April 2020 Title: Moving and Shaking: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Date: Thursday 9 April – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Victoria Haunton, Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer Geriatric Medicine Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital May 2020 Title: Children's Asthma Date: Thursday 28 May – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Erol Gaillard, Associate Professor in Child Health and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital June 2020 Title: Helping people to look after their kidneys in the community Date: Thursday 25 June – 6pm to 7:30pm Speaker: Dr Gang Xu, Consultant Nephrologist Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital

19:00 Category: LSS/joint public event - Secular Hall[19:30] Greg Scorzo "Art of Thinking" discussion series (non-LSS)
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'The Art of Thinking' discussion series introduced by Greg Scorzo and supported by Leicester Secular Society A series of 6 stand alone informal sessions on contemporary cultural issues during the first quarter of 2020 – come to as many as you like. Charge is £3 per session Greg is a professional philosopher. He is editor, co-director, and head writer for 'Culture on the offensive', an online magazine. He introduces each session with a brief talk followed by discussion and debate by group members. MONDAY 13 January - The Art of Thinking about Morality MONDAY 20 January - The Art of Thinking about Free Will MONDAY 3 February - The Art of Thinking about Gender MONDAY 10 February - The Art of Thinking about Democracy THURSDAY 27 February - The Art of Thinking about Extremism THURSDAY 26 March 7.30pm The Art of Thinking about Poverty Most non-poor people in western countries want to end poverty. Yet in contemporary politics, there is no agreement about how most effectively to do this. For some, ending poverty is simply a matter of more state social spending, a broader welfare state, and more comprehensive business regulations. For others, ending poverty is about encouraging economic growth by lessening business regulations, encouraging entrepreneurship, and creating the smallest amount of people who need to rely either on the welfare state or social programs. There are also moral disputes about how much each of us are individually obligated to help the poor. Some think none of the non-poor should be allowed anything other than basic necessities, until poverty is abolished. And still others think what ends poverty is precisely the desire in people to have more than just basic necessities. One side sees the end of poverty as something which comes out of an altruistic impulse in the non-poor to be more like the poor. The other side sees the end of poverty as something that arises from encouraging the poor to be aspirational; to desire and work hard to achieve what the non-poor have. But who is right? And what sort of indicators can we recognise as signs that one perspective is more right than the other?

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