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Extremes: Life, Death and The Limits of the Human Body - Dr Kevin Fong

Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2014 Dr Kevin Fong is a doctor of medicine with a special interest in human space exploration, extreme environment physiology, and holds separate degrees in astrophysics and engineering. He has specialised in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and has worked with NASA at both Johnson and Kennedy Space Centre. Kevin Fong’s broadcast career includes the acclaimed BBC TV documentaries To Boldly Go, Back from the Dead and How to Mend a Broken Heart; Channel 4’s series Extreme A&E, and features as a regular science presenter for BBC Radio. In this lecture, Dr Fong will be discussing his first book, Extremes, and how we have pushed the envelope of human survival over the past century, in the skies, in space, under the ocean and in intensive care wards and surgical theatres; and how human beings are compelled to explore both physical and physiological limits, often at terrible cost.

Lecture 6pm, Drinks Reception and Book Signing 7pm. E-Tickets available from www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets or contact events@dundee.ac.uk, 01382 385564 / 385108 or www.dundee.ac.uk/sels This is a FREE event.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Angus DD1 5EN

Saturday 15 Feb 2014

Contact telephone: 01382 385564 / 385108
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