Come hear Dr. Gavin Francis talk about his much acclaimed new book 'Adventures in Human Being', a journey through the human body, an adventure into what it means to be human.
Gavin leads us through a cultural map of the body, taking in health and illness, and offers insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb, from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot.
Drawing on his experiences as a physician and writer, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over millennia.
Gavin Francis is a Scottish physician and writer. He was raised in Fife, Scotland, and now lives in Edinburgh where he works as a GP. His 2012 book Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins was named the 2013 Scottish Book of the Year.Read More