Adventures in Human Being


Fully booked

Thursday 28 May 2015


We have a lifetime’s association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In his book ‘Adventures in Human Being’, Gavin Francis leads the reader through the landscapes of the body, exploring it from literary, artistic, clinical and cultural points of view.

Offering insights from the pulsating surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart, from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot, he draws on his experiences as a physician and award-winning travel writer and blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the ways the body has been imagined and portrayed over millennia.

The body can feel like a foreign country to some of us, and the practice of medicine an exploration of new territory. Join Gavin Francis in conversation for an adventure through what it is to be human.


Gavin Francis, author and physician.


Anne Karpf, writer, journalist and sociologist

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 24 April.