Surgical Speed-Meet @ The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

  • Michael Brown (Organiser)
  • Agnes Arnold-Forster (Organiser)
  • Lauren Ryall-Stockton (Organiser)

Activity: Public engagement and outreachOther


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.

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

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Period21 Nov 2019
Event titleSurgical Speed-Meet
Event typeOther
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal