An Evening with Samuel Shem

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Blackwell's Bookshop is thrilled to be presenting an evening with cult writer, Samuel Shem, author of the classic 'The House of God' and 'Mount Misery', both fictional but close-to-real first-hand descriptions of the training of doctors in the United States.

Shem was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College in 1966 , He is now the Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Shem's latest book, written with wife Janet Surrey, is called The Buddha's Wife and tells the story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind and her alternative route to spiritual enlightenment.

This very special event will include dramatic readings of some of Shem's works.

Tickets £3 Tel: 01865 333623

Entry to this event is free if you have a ticket from your attendance at 'What can policy-makers learn from the humanities?' or 'Healing, personal values and narratives in healthcare' being held at the Radcliffe Humanities Building from 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 6pm on the 29th September.


Humanities & Science

Compassion in Healthcare

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Audience: Open to all