Packed Lunch: Causes of Diseases


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This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Friday 9 January 2015


Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiments, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you to eat while you listen.

As a GP, Liam Smeeth wanted to know more about the evidence behind the advice he gave to patients. So he moved into epidemiology, and he was recently involved in the largest study ever showing the relationship between excess weight and various cancers. Join us to hear about his findings on the causes of diseases, from cancer in the UK to cardiovascular diseases in low-income countries.


  • Liam Smeeth, General Practitioner and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This event is FREE. First come, first seated.

This is a British Sign Language interpreted event that will give deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people access to the event. BSL users wishing to reserve a place should book by emailing us or by calling +44 (0)20 7611 2222.

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