Dr. Antony Lempert

Tuesday, February 7 2012 at 8:00PM

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39 Ditchling Road

Dr. Antony Lempert

What's the talk about?

With some of the religious opposing progress in the fields of abortion, assisted dying, stem-cell research and sex education; also promoting questionable practices such as religious surgery on children (male circumcision and female genital mutilation); and the NHS funding of religious hospital chaplains, there has never been a greater need for a clear secular voice in the field of medicine.The Secular Medical forum was formed in 2006 to provide this voice. Their main objective is to present a secular opinion on present-day medical and health care practices throughout the UK. They campaign to protect patients from the harm caused by the imposition of religious values and activities on people who do not share the same values and beliefs. 

Dr Antony Lempert is a GP, chair of the Secular Medical Forum, and winner of the 2010 "Golden Phallus" award for Academic of the Year for his work campaigning for adequate sex education and against childhood genital surgery. He will be talking about the need for a secular voice for medicine and the work of his organisation.
Advance tickets are available @ £2 + 50p P&P from the venue's website and include a voucher for £2 off any main meal in the pub on the day of the event.