Professor Sir Jonathan Van Tam to deliver keynote speech at 2022 Monty Losowsky Memorial Lecture competition
Hosted by the Leeds University’s School of Medicine and the Thackray Museum of Medicine, the competition offers a prize of £1,000.
A top scientist who played a key role in the UK’s fight against Covid-19 will deliver the keynote speech at the 2022 Monty Losowsky Memorial Lecture competition.
Professor Sir Jonathan Van Tam, known to millions from his appearances in the televised coronavirus briefings from Downing Street throughout the pandemic, is set to appear at the event at the University of Leeds this October.
The lecture competition offers a prize of £1,000 and was named in honour of Professor Monty Losowsky, who played a crucial role in establishing both Europe’s largest teaching hospital – St James’s University Hospital - and the Thackwray Museum, the UK’s leading independent medical museum. Professor Losowsky, who died in 2020, was the Dean of Medicine at the University of Leeds from 1989-1994.
The annual competition, hosted by the University of Leeds School of Medicine and the Thackwray Museum, and sponsored by OneMedical Group, is open to all undergraduate students, including MSc Physician Associate Studies, enrolled in the School of Medicine (MBChB, CUPS and PA).
Lectures should be medically-centred and no more than 30 minutes in length, and research can explore past, present and/or future aspects of medical/surgical intervention, care, supplies, advances, beliefs, outcomes, successes or failures. To enter, students must complete the Monty Losowsky Memorial Lecture entry form, outlining their lecture in 500 words, by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 8 July. Shortlisted entries will be notified by Friday 22 July.
Professor Sir Van Tam will deliver his keynote address while the judging is in progress.
The 2022 judging panel will be chaired by Professor Simon Kay, Medical Director at Thackray Museum of Medicine and will also include Dr Neil Kaiper-Holmes, Chairman of Thackray Museum of Medicine, Fay Bound-Alberti, Professor at University of York, and Professor Mark Kearney, Dean at the University of Leeds School of Medicine.
Last year’s winner was May Schymczyk, a year 3 MBChB student, for her lecture ‘Sexism and Surgery- Victorian and Modern Myths of the Female Body’.
This year’s event will take place on Thursday 13 October, 5pm-7pm. Enquiries to Dr. Cait Dennis: C.Dennis@leeds.ac.uk