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CHDSCR book club - 'Intuition' presented by Allegra Goodman Event

Stella Goodman, author
16:00 - 19:00
19 April 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Nightingale Building (67).

For more information regarding this event, please email CHDSCR committee at .

Event details

Allegra Goodman visits to talk about her book 'Intuition'. The topic of the book is the boundary between presenting cancer research in the best possible light and fraud. A panel will debate the theme (16.00-17.30), to be followed by the author's public lecture (18.00-19.00).


"An intricate mystery and a rich human drama set in the high-stakes atmosphere of a prestigious research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A charismatic doctor and a rigorous scientist are co-directors of a cancer research lab. They demand nothing less than complete dedication and obedience from their young protégés. In this high-pressure setting, one young man’s experiments begin to show exciting results. At first the entire lab is giddy with expectation. But his colleagues become suspicious, and soon an all-too-public controversy engulfs the lab and everyone in it……Intuition is a rich and compelling human drama about the quest for ‘truth’, that asks, ‘who can you trust when you aren’t even sure you can trust yourself’?”

Prelude Debate: To engage with the book we are hosting a panel discussion from 16.00 to 17.30 at the Nightingale Building (67, Highfield Campus) on 19th April to explore the book's themes of integrity, ambition and delusion in the pursuit of science.

Please register attendance at

Allegra Goodman's Lecture: Allegra Goodman's public lecture: 'Intuition: a Novel about Faith and Doubt in Science’, 18.00 - 19.00 at the Nightingale Building (67, Highfield Campus).

Please reserve your ticket at: 

We are very excited to have secured a top-tier panel featuring:

Prof. Tim Elliot - Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the new and prestigious Centre for Cancer Immunology.

Prof. Andrea Russell - Professor of Physical Electrochemistry, Chemistry Director of Programmes and co-ordinator of the popular Jekyll and Hyde: Ethics in Science module.

Dr Elselijn Kingma - Lecturer in Philosophy with a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from Cambridge and postdoctoral training in Research Ethics from the NIH.

We have 40 FREE copies of the book that can be picked up from the coffee area in Somers/IDS building at the SGH. These will be given away on a first come first serve basis (though, don’t worry if you miss out as you can also pick up a free copy from John Smith’s booksellers at Highfield).






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