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‘How Can We Get the Media to Tell the Truth About Drugs?’ – A Talk by David Nutt


in Global Policy News,Policy


The British Neuroscience Association’s President Professor David Nutt will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture entitled “How can we get the media to tell the truth about drugs?” on Wednesday, 23 November 2011.

When: 23rd November 2011

Where: University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford


The venue is the University Museum of Natural History on Parks Road, Oxford.

The lecture will start at 5.00 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments.

All are welcome – no booking needed. For further information please contact

About the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

The lecture was established in 2002 at Somerville College, in memory of Monica, the daughter and sister, respectively, of Jean and Carolyn Fooks, who were both students at Somerville. Monica studied at Edinburgh University and developed bipolar disorder, which led to her taking her own life in September 1994 at the age of 26.

Monica’s parents, Geoffrey and Jean Fooks, gave Somerville the funds to set up the lectureship, with the specific aim of improving public awareness of mental illness and to encourage medical students to take more interest in bipolar disorder, in particular.

Dame Fiona Caldicott, former Principal of Somerville and a previous President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (the first woman to hold that office), suggested the lecture as a way to achieve better public understanding and stimulate research into the illness.

Read about the event on the BNA events website by clicking here



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