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We are thrilled to be presenting an evening with cult writer, Samuel Shem, author of the classic 'The House of God' and 'Mount Misery', both fictional but close-to-real first-hand descriptions of the training of doctors in the United States.

Shem was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College in 1966, He was the Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is now professor of Medical Humanities at New York University. Shem's latest book, written with wife Janet Surrey, is called The Buddha's Wife and tells the story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind and her alternative route to spiritual enlightenment. This very special event will include dramatic readings of some of Shem's works and a Q & A with both Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey.

Kindly supported by the Healthcare Values Partnership.

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Tel: 01865 333623 events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk (Tickets also available on the door)

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Monday, 30 September 2019, 2.30pm to 5pm @ Seminar Room, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019, 1.30pm to 2pm @ St Luke's Chapel Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Woodstock Road Oxford OX2 6HT

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