Science of Health Seminars

“We will take advantage of our strategic proximity to top London scientific experts who conduct current groundbreaking research in health, in order to bring this knowledge to our U3A members.” – Helen Muller and Madeline Drake (series organisers)


The seminars will be held between 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Union Church and Community Centre at the junction of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park, N8 9PX.
Refreshments are not provided at the Science of Health meetings. Members are invited to bring their lunch if they so wish to ‘munch and listen’.

Our programme for 2019

Monday 26 January, Monday 25 February, Monday 25 March
Monday 29 April, Monday 24 June, Monday 29 July
Monday 30 September, Monday 28 October and Monday 25 November
Speakers will include:
Dr Liz Sampson
Reader, Marie Curie Care Research Department, UCL
Consultant on Liaiaon Pyschiatry (Older People), North Middlesex University Hospital

Professor Ann Blandford
Director of the Institute of Digital Health and Human Computer Interaction, UCL
Dr Paramabandhu Groves
Mindfulness practitioner MBCT, trainer and teacher and ex-Clinical Director, Breathing Space
Retired NHS consultant pyschiatrist in Camden and Islington

Professor Fiona Watt
Director, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College
Executive Chair, Medical Research Council

Professor Irene Leigh
Dean, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr Ellis Kennedy
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director of Research at the Tavistock Clinic
Honorary Reader, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL

Past seminars

November 2018

Margot Waddell : Inside Lives
“Lovely to have a conversation with Margot Waddell, author of Inside Lives, who also signed my copy (it was a key text on my psychodynamic training years ago), before her talk today. Very well attended, brilliantly organised and good questions, too.” – Roslyn Byfield. Member no. 308.

October 2018

Dr Marianna Fotaki : What makes for a healthy society? The contribution of volunteers

July 2018

Dr David Zigmond GP : 
If you want good personal healthcare – see a vet

February 2018

Professor Paul Whiting : We need to talk about Alzheimer’s.