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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
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2nd Meeting of the 187th Session (2007-2008)

Due to circumstances beyond the Society's control
this meeting has had to be cancelled at short notice.

"The Singing Voice"

Professor Arnold Maran MD, FRCS, FRCSE, FRCPE, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Edinburgh

In the Wolfson Suite, Ground Floor
Edinburgh University Library
George Square, Edinburgh
On Monday 19th November 2007, at 7pm

Professor Arnold Maran, a head and neck cancer surgeon, reveals the secrets of the human voice.

The singing voice is one of the greatest gifts that humans possess, and forms an integral part of the world we live in. Songs are everywhere and, whether you love opera, rock, pop, country and western or the big band sound, all rely on the power of the human voice to communicate their message.

Professor Maran is a former President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has worked with and operated on well known singers from all genres during his career.

Arnold Maran was Professor of Ear, Nose and Throat surgery in Edinburgh after trailing around various other spots. He retired from surgery in 1997 and spent his last 3 years as President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is married with two of a family (an anaesthetist and a dentist) and as yet none of the six grandchildren have a job! He was a classical pianist who crossed the divide and played jazz for many years in the less succesful Edinburgh pubs. He knows nothing about singing but worked with a genius who wrote much of the software used to measure the voice today all over the world. He is better at golf than singing and now hopes to be a famous author now that he is old; The Three Mafias is published on 6 March 2008.

Location of meeting

Society Business

The President, Professor Anthony Busuttil, will be in the Chair

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
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