I gave a plenary lecture last week at the big health quiz held at the University of Birmingham. This was a great event that invited local school children in year 8 to come to the University (Great Hall which is a spectacular venue – see the photo!) to take part in a quiz. The Quiz was designed to cover all aspects of healthcare with questions on scientific, clinical and educational aspects. The atmosphere was lively and there was a lot of energy in the room. This was great but did make giving a plenary challenging! I spoke about how the body is a human doughnut and we have a time window when we have to make sure that the drug is all released from the medicine to ensure it works.
These events are really important to showcase careers as well as the University to the widest range of potential students.
I hope the attendees enjoyed this as much as me!