Free Public Lecture: From the back of a police car… to the front of a helicopter

Free Public Lecture: From the back of a police car... to the front of a helicopter


14 May 2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Mill
Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RA, North West

Event Type

Free public lecture with Professor Stuart Maitland-Knibb

Location: Victoria Mill, room VM136, UCLan Burnley Campus, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, BB11 1RA

Arrive from 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.

About the event

Today Professor Stuart Maitland-Knibb is a highly respected and an internationally renowned doctor. But the route he’s taken to reach the top of his profession was anything but straightforward. Join us on Tuesday 14th May to meet Stuart and hear his inspirational story.

Stuart is the Director of the University’s National Centre of Remote and Rural Medicine, based at our Westlakes Campus in Cumbria. As well as being a leading academic, Stuart’s expertise in delivering urgent care and emergency medicine in remote locations has led to him taking on prominent roles as a consultant helicopter emergency medic and a member of the UK search and rescue team. His long and varied medical career has taken him over land and sea to some of the world’s most challenging and hostile environments.

It’s a far cry from Stuart’s early life, when he emerged from a broken home to struggle through a world of drugs and violence. He walked away from school with no qualifications after being expelled (and to this day Stuart has no A Levels at all). His lowest point came when he found himself in the back of a police car after being arrested for a firearms offence.

In this inspiring and entertaining talk, Stuart will describe how he eventually turned his life around and rose to become one of the country’s leading medical experts. His insights will demonstrate why you should never accept, or be limited by, other people’s ideas of what is and isn’t possible for your own journey.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and refreshments will be available. The talk will take place between 7:00pm – 8:00pm and there will be a short Q&A session afterwards.

Open to anyone aged 14+.

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