Surgical Speed-Meet: Manchester

Thursday November 21st 2019

Surgical Speed-Meet: Manchester
Participants at our London Speed-Meet [Image credit: Ameena Rojee].

6-9.30pm, Thursday 21 November, Science and Industry Museum (Manchester)

Anxiety. Joy. Grief. Fear. Curiosity.

How does it feel to practise surgery?

At our interactive Surgical Speed-Meet event you can chat to surgeons about the place of emotions in their work. Our aim is to de-mystify and humanise surgery. We want to open up 1:1 conversations between the public and surgeons about the range of emotions involved in surgical care.

This informal evening event will run along the lines of a 'speed-dating' format, with attendees spending a few minutes speaking to each surgeon and rotating around the room. At the end of the event, we’ll come together as a group over refreshments to reflect on what we’ve learned.

The event will involve a small group of around 30 participants (15 surgeons, 15 members of the public), and will also feature historical perspectives from researchers on the Surgery & Emotion project.

The event is free but booking is essential - please see link below.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event is taking place at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. 

This is a public engagement event from the Surgery & Emotion project. It is supported by Wellcome Trust Research Enrichment - Public Engagement funding.

The event is part of the Being Human Festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

Click here for more details