Schools' Lecture 1: Becoming a Doctor

25 September 2023, 4.30pm to 6pm

You can book to attend this event in person, watch it via livestream or watch it on catchup

Join us as we walk through the steps of applying to medical school. We will hear from medical school admissions staff, practicing physicians, and recently graduated medical students as they detail the realities of applying, planning, and preparing for life as a medical student.

The Plague Doctor, the Armadillo and the Human Skin

12 August 2023

11.30am - 2.30pm

Join us for this drop-in event with activities, talks and the opportunity to meet a real live armadillo! We're exploring amazing skin – and what it tells us about our identity, our emotions and how we view ourselves. What is a freckle? Why do we blush? Why do you get pimples? We'll answer all these questions and many more!

At this event you’ll have the chance to:


Associate Lecturer –Schools of  Medicine and Dentistry, The University of the West Indies

Biographical information

Dr Ramcharan studied MB BS at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and training in both Jamaica and the Trinidad & Tobago, before working at San Fernando General Hospital for a number of years. He then moved to the UK, spending some time as a Commonwealth Scholar in Clinical Neurology, and working in Edinburgh at the Western, Royal Infirmary, and Hospital for Sick Children.


Biographical Information

Dr Nasser Hamed Salim Al-Busaidi

  • Graduated in 1992 from King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • In 2003 completed Advanced Training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine from Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia
  • Appointed Head of Department of Respiratory Medicine from 2004 till 2010 in the Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman
  • Currently working in the same hospital as Senior Consultant Pulmonologist.


Biographical information

Professor Hisham N Tarraf MD, FRCP Edin
Professor of Medicine and Allergy and Head of Medical ICU Units, Cairo University

West Africa

Professor of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Consultant Physician and Neurologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria