Uncomfortably Numb: a musical fundraiser for the John Snow Society

April 19th 2018 from 7.45pm at Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare St, London E8 1HR The John Snow Society is holding its inaugural musical fundraiser, featuring performances by The Hare and Hoofe, Kape Kanaveral, LIND, and Fox Logic, and DJs Mark Rostron and Katie Steels! The event will be held on 19th April 2018, from 7:45pm – midnight at Paper …

2017 Dr Richard Horton – Life and Death in 2100: Health, History and Human Contingency

The 25th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on 12th September 2017, by Dr Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet. This was a broad and passionate critique of global heath and today’s world. Dr Horton began by emphasising a fundamental principle of evolutionary biology which guides selection for altruistic behaviour: “rB>C” where r is …

2016 Pumphandle Lecture & AGM

Paul Spiegel on the need for a new pumphandle in humanitarian crisesThe society is proud to have hosted Paul Spiegel with his lecture on “The Syrian conflict and its effects on the future of humanitarian response: we need a new pumphandle”. A record number of ticket reservations for this event was recorded. As usual, the lecture …

2016 Dr Paul Spiegel – The Syrian conflict and its effect on the future of humanitarian response: We need a new pumphandle

The 24th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on 8th September 2016, by Dr Paul Spiegel, recently appointed Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previous to this appointment, Dr Spiegel had spent 14 years as Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management …

Blessed Chloroform Lecture free for members

‘The Society of Anaesthetists: a Methodological Approach to its History’ – John Snow Society members invited to join lecture for free. Members of the John Snow Society are invited to join the lecture from the History of Anaesthesia Society on ‘The Society of Anaesthetists: a Methodological Approach to its History’ for free. This Blessed Chloroform Lecture …

2015 Atul Gawande – On removing the pumphandle: innovation and implementation

The 23rd annual Pumphandle Lecture was given on the 8th of October 2015 by Dr Atul Gawande, Professor of Surgery and of Public Health at Harvard, well known author (eg The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal), and Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint centre for health systems innovation, as well as Chairman ofLifebox, a …