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The next  confirmed event is below.

Richard Clarke

When?
Monday, November 5 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

https://monarchbar.com/

Who?
Richard Clarke

What's the talk about?

Recent data from the World Health Organisation has indicated record high cases of measles in 2018. Increasing from 5,273 in 2016, to 23,927 in 2017, to 41,000 people as of only August this year 

These cases have subsequently led to hundreds of hospitalisations and over 50 recorded deaths. While some of these cases were in those too young to be vaccinated, or those who had other health concerns that made vaccination inadvisable, the majority of the cases are thought to be in people who have actively made a choice to avoid immunisation.

The reasons why an individual may refuse a vaccine that is backed by extremely strong safety and efficacy evidence are wide ranging and complex. In this talk, Richard Clarke will introduce you to the concept of Vaccine Hesitancy and explain how risk perception, uncertainty, social influence and above all trust plays a role in vaccine delay, selection and refusal.

Richard Clarke is a health psychologist and 3rd year PhD candidate with The Vaccine Confidence Project based at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The academic field of vaccination is very wide, Richard's area of expertise focuses on the “fluffy” social science related to vaccine delivery. For all things vaccine science please visit The Vaccine Knowledge Project.

Nigel Blackwood

When?
Monday, December 3 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

https://monarchbar.com/

Who?
Nigel Blackwood

What's the talk about?

Criminal behaviour is inherently fascinating. Endless hours of TV and countless novels are written about it. Forensic psychiatrists spend their lives exploring the links between mental illness and crime.

Are we any closer to understanding why individuals are seriously violent toward others?

What treatments are available for such individuals? How sympathetic are the courts to mental illness defences?

What happens in secure hospitals and prisons?

Which novels and films get closest to the truth?

Nigel Blackwood is a clinical academic in Forensic Psychiatry, working at King's College London and in HMP Wandsworth.

£3 to cover expenses.

As it's our festive meeting, there will be treats. If you've been good.

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