The Wellcome Trust’s first ever Engagement Fellows came into the Trust a couple of weeks ago to record a conversation about their different experiences in engaging the public with medicine and its history.
Following Dr Richard Barnett’s interview with Dr Kevin Fong last week, we asked Kevin to interview Richard – academic medical historian and author of Medical London and the newly published Dedalus Book of Gin – about his own path from UCL medical school to Engagement Fellow.
KF: What brought you [to UCL Medical School] and what caused you to swerve?
RB: I always had two strands in my life and interests, right from the earliest age: I was fascinated by science and technology and steam engines and the human body and all the kind of things that spark your interest when you’re only five or six years old. But at the same time, fascinated in writing and…
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