Carol Cooper Tom Olsen Lecture 2022

Olsen Lecture: Carol Cooper

Tuesday 6th September, 2022, at 6:30 pm

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We are delighted to welcome Carol Cooper, doctor and journalist, as speaker for this year’s annual Tom Olsen Lecture on Tuesday 6th September at 6:30pm here at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.

The Lecture will be introduced by Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times who will also chair the Q&A after the lecture.

The event will be streamed live on this page and on the St Bride’s YouTube channel. Please register to attend and be emailed the video streaming link.

Registration is free, but we hope you might consider making a suggested donation of £10 towards the upkeep and maintenance of this historic building. Find out how on our donations page.

Alongside working as a GP and raising three sons, Carol Cooper has contributed to titles ranging from The Lancet to The Sun, where she wrote as The Sun Doctor for 21 years. She teaches on medicine in the media at Imperial College Medical School and was elected President of the Guild of Health Writers in 2014. She is also a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Her non-fiction includes numerous books on child health and parenting, as well as an award-winning textbook of general practice. More recently, she has turned to writing novels with a medical strand.

Tom Whipple has been the Science Editor at The Times since 2011. His career has taken him to the world’s most irradiated nature reserve and its hottest sauna. He has travelled to the particle accelerators beneath Cern, and to the summit of Mont Blanc above. He has interviewed Stephen Hawking, dozens of Nobel laureates and Jedward. He was named British Society of Magazine Editors Print Writer of the Year 2015 and is a published author.

We are most grateful to Kaizo – an independent PR and digital agency that helps business and consumer brands thrive in today’s economy – for its continued generous support of this lecture series.

Find out more about the lecture series together with an archive of past speakers and recordings and transcripts on the Tom Olsen Lecture page.

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