PLAYFULLY COMBATIVE - MARCH 22 - 3.10pm
Ben Goldacre’s machine gun intensity
One word to describe doctor, scientist and campaigning newspaper columnist Ben Goldacre? Irrepressible.
But since you really can’t just leave it there, let’s add - effusive, cutting, controversial, breathless, furious, impish and ‘ouch’.
Best known for his book ‘Bad Science’ which gleefully derides many of medicine’s most sacred cows, he was on top form today, shooting from the hip and lapping up its effect.
Smart, funny and admirably unconcerned, this was a perfect antidote to a rather bland, grim and grey afternoon and improved my circulation no end.
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LIKE A WARMING BRANDY ON A COLD NIGHT - MARCH 24 - 4.38pm
GOD THEY WERE SMART - MARCH 24 - 4.08pm
PAINFULLY JOYFUL - MARCH 24 - 11.23am
THE OLDER WOMAN’S BIBLE - MARCH 24 - 9.09am
A GUILTY PLEASURE - MARCH 23 - 3.29pm
DEPRESSING? NOT A BIT OF IT! - MARCH 22 - 5.39pm