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President's Lecture & North West Division Awards Ceremony


Presidents Lecture and North West Division Award Ceremony

Thursday 29th November 2018 | 16:30-21:00 | Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

Bookings Now Open - Only £5!



The North West Division are proud to present the first ever President's Lecture in the North of the country and the first ever North West Regional RCPsych Awards! 

We welcome you to join us in Manchester the evening of Thursday 29 November 2018.  RCPsych President, Professor Wendy Burn will be opening the event and introducing speaker, Dr Joanna Cannon.  Following the lecture there will be a drinks reception, followed by the North West awards.


RCPsych North West Division Regional Awards

Details on categories & nominations

Nominations closing date extended to: 12pm Monday 29 October


President's Lecture

Dr Joanna Cannon: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Lecture synopsis

In this lecture, Joanna will explain how a love of narrative encouraged her to return to education in her thirties, her unusual route to becoming a doctor, and how she used creative writing as an antidote to life, once she arrived on the wards. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep was inspired by the time she spent working in psychiatry, and was written just for fun, mainly during her lunch breaks. Joanna will discuss the motivation behind the story, why she felt it needed to be written, and the journey of a book written in an NHS car park, which went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller.

About the speaker

Joanna Cannon is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone and is currently published in fifteen countries.


Book Online Now or Call 0113 209 1592

Online and phone bookings close Thursday 22nd November 2018 


Please contact Suzie Veitch, Division Administrator, if you have any queries

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