Professor Dame Averil Mansfield

Professor Dame Averil Mansfield: Life in Her Hands

10:00am - 11:00am / Sunday 8th October 2023 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Literary Festival 2023
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University of Liverpool graduate Professor Dame Mansfield is a key figure in the medical world. One of the leading vascular surgeons in the country and the UK’s first ever female Professor of Surgery, she fulfilled a lifelong dream to become a surgeon at a time when just 2 per cent of her colleagues were female. Reading from her autobiography Life in Her Hands, Averil will talk about her trailblazing career, shining a light on a medical and societal world that has changed beyond measure, but which, as she shows through her experiences, still has a long way to go for the women finding their place within it.

Blackwell's bookshop will be facilitating a book signing after this event in the Waterhouse Café.

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