Pandemic Portraits and Transplantation

Event poster - 17th December. Pandemic Portraits, Transplants. Nerd Nite Brighton Online.

We are back, bringing more evidence-based entertainment to you in the comfort of your own living room. We have two more nerdishly passionate speakers, the usual nerdy news and quiz, and some festive surprises.

BYOMPABW (bring your own mince pies and mulled wine). Be there and be square!

Our speakers this month are:

Dr. Hannah Maple – “But my mum says I’m cool” – Why being a transplant surgeon is the best job in the world

Nick Sayers – #NickDrawsNationals: Drawing portraits of life during a global pandemic

£4 Regular nerds

£3 Unemployed/furloughed/skint/students

Tickets from Eventbrite

All proceeds will go to a different local charity each month. This month we are supporting Clock Tower Sanctury. The Clock Tower Sanctuary was founded in 1998 by a group of concerned people who wanted to do something about the rising homelessness in the city. Ever since then, it’s been their mission to work with young homeless people to help them to move from crisis to stability.

Our speakers this month:

Hannah Maple

Hannah Maple somehow managed to become a transplant surgeon, despite being a) from Crawley and b) a woman. She graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school in 2007 and currently works as a transplant registrar at Guy’s Hospital, London. She is known as the ‘pink and fluffy one’ due to her interest in health psychology and love of cats and penguins. She was awarded a PhD in 2015 for her thesis which attempted to measure how living kidney donors benefit psychologically from their donation. Hannah is also a Lecturer in Transplant & General Surgery and Vice-Chair of ELPAT (Ethical Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation arm of ESOT. She is a world expert in the practice of altruistic kidney donation (where someone donates a kidney to someone they do not know) and is branching out into the complex mystical world of medication non-adherence. In her spare time she likes to think about what she would do in her spare time, if she had any. Twitter: @TransplantMaple

Nick Sayers

Nick Sayers is a science-inspired artist based in Brighton. In 2020 he embarked on two Covid-19 art projects: first drawing portraits of neighbours on his street while talking about life during the pandemic, and then doing the same by Zoom video chat, with people in countries around the world. In pre-pandemic life, he has made drawing machines from bicycles, six-month-exposure pinhole cameras from beer cans, geodesic shelter domes from estate agent signs, and has Cycled The Solar System in Goa. He has shown his work internationally at art and science events in countries including Azerbaijan, Canada, Greece, Egypt, India, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and USA. Twitter: @NickSayers

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