A.J. Cronin's life, legacy and laying the foundations of the NHS

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 at 7:00pm – Doors open at 6:30pm
The Kelvin Gallery

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Alumni of the University of Glasgow have always been at the forefront of innovation and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

One such person was A.J. Cronin. As a renowned doctor, author and medical alumnus of the University of Glasgow, whose novel The Citadel has been widely credited as the inspiration behind the launch of the National Health Service, A.J. Cronin was hailed as the J.K. Rowling of his day with several novels translated into Hollywood blockbusters in the 1930’s. he also authored the long running TV series Dr Finlay’s Casebook. 

The University of Glasgow has enjoyed a long and fulfilling partnership with the NHS. Many of our alumni community, like A.J.Cronin, have made remarkable contributions to our National Health Service and together we’ve enjoyed ground-breaking medical innovations. 

We now have a unique opportunity to celebrate the impact of both A.J. Cronin and 70 years of the NHS at an event which will bring together world class literary and medical commentators to discuss A.J. Cronin’s life, legacy and laying the foundations of the NHS.

Distinguished guests include Diana Cronin granddaughter of A.J. Cronin and Literary Executor  of all his works, Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman (Unviersity of Glasgow), Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak (Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences), Professor Frank Dunn (Former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow) and Professor Gerry Carruthers (Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature).

Event Details
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Venue: The Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow (A7 on Campus Map)
Doors Open: 6.30pm
Lecture Starts: 7.00pm
Lecture Ends: 8.30pm

This event is free to attend, however you are required to register before attending. Guests are politely asked to arrive prior to the lecture starting time. There will be a five minute late comers policy for this event. 

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Starts: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 at 7:00pm
Doors open: 6:30pm
Ends: 8:30pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: October 2nd 2018


The Kelvin Gallery
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

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