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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

7th Meeting of the 191st Session (2011-2012)

"A Plastic Life"

Dr Judy Evans
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 23rd April 2012, at 7pm

Dr Judy Evans talks about her life as a plastic surgeon. What is plastic surgery in reality? what can it achieve, and what are its limitations? What are the future hopes? Where are we in the battle against skin cancer? The profession's response to the PIP implant scandal, and the place of regulation in surgery.

Dr Evans was educated at Christ's Hospital and Oxford, where she trained as a Zoologist. She entered medical research, and was horrified to be informed that, to progress, she needed a medical degree. So, she undertook that degree, and along the way decided that surgery would be more suitable for her than research. Her career became more difficult, as, at that time there were few female surgeons in her field. The fact that she married and had two children was also regarded as a bad career move! Nevertheless she continued with her work, specialising in skin cancer and working towards fair play for all in surgical exams. She has been an examiner in Edinburgh for RCSEd for nearly 20 years, and is currently on the College Council.

Location of meeting

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Dates for your diary

8th May 2012

Fellows of the RSSA and their guests are warmly invited to the University of Edinburgh's Crawford Lecture on the History of Astronomy. This year's lecture: 'Galileo's Lunatic Fringe: His Telescopic Discovery that Never Was' will be given this year by Dr Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster University) in the Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place on Tuesday, 8th May 2012 at 5.30 pm.
Please register your intention to attend at crawfordlecture2012.eventbrite.co.uk.

25th June 2012

Please note that the next RSSA meeting after that on 23rd April will be the AGM on 25th June 2012 and not in May as previously advertised.

Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161

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