This lecture will explore the relationship between Roald Dahl and his interest in medicine through the eyes of his doctor and friend Professor Tom Solomon.
Most people know Roald Dahl as a wonderful writer but few are aware of his fascination for medicine. As a junior doctor in Oxford, Tom Solomon looked after the world-famous author and they became friends.
Dahl regaled Solomon with tales of his extraordinary medical encounters – but were they true or was he just telling stories? Twenty-five years after Dahl’s death, Solomon finally got round to investigating. Whilst writing his new book, Solomon was amazed to find the truth behind Dahl’s claims and discover how, spookily, much of his own clinical neuroscience research was in areas of interest to Dahl.
The lecture starts at 6.30pm and lasts for 1 hour. Registration commences at 6pm when refreshments will be served.
Professor Solomon's book, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine, will be on sale at the event with signed copies available.
Professor Tom Solomon
Tom Solomon is a professor of neurology and director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool. His research is on emerging infections of the brain in the UK and globally. He was awarded the Royal College of Physicians Linacre lectureship in 2006 and the Moxon Medal in 2014.