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A podcast for people who like the unexpected. Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide.

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A podcast for people who like the unexpected. Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide.

    Roger Neighbour in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Roger Neighbour in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Roger Neighbour is well known to GPs as the author of The Inner Consultation and The Inner Apprentice, two books which had a powerful influence over Roger Kneebone when he was a GP. In this conversation we discuss how Neighbour combined his interests in medicine, psychology, Zen Buddhism and clinical medicine to write books which have shaped what it means to be a general practitioner. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Howard Williams in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Howard Williams in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Howard Williams is a distinguished musician who has conducted many leading orchestras in the UK and across the world, including the English National Opera and Royal Ballet. He is professor of conducting at the Royal College of Music and has a particular interest in teaching conductors. In this conversation we explore parallels between our experiences, discussing similarities and differences between music and medicine. Finally we discuss Howard’s experience of teaching conducting in silence.
    https://www.rcm.ac.uk/Conducting/professors/details/?id=03945
    http://www.whowardwilliams.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Will Liddell in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Will Liddell in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Will Liddell studied zoology at university before working on cotton pests in South America. He then changed direction, studied medicine, and eventually became a general practitioner. In this conversation we discuss how his many interests, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, have fed into his clinical work over the years. Will also owns a farm and has an enduring commitment to environmental science and sustainability. We explore the idea of healing as something that applies both to people and the natural world.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Erma Hermens in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Erma Hermens in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Erma Hermans combines academic knowledge with practical skill. Trained as a painting conservator and holding a doctorate in art history, Erma is also an art teacher and has a wide knowledge of fine and decorative arts. In this conversation we discuss what it means to become an ‘expert generalist’, exploring parallels between her world and my experience as a clinician. Erma is fascinated by the ‘material biography’ of each object she works with, interpreting its construction and history in the context of our contemporary lives. 
    https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/press/press-releases/erma-hermens-rijksmuseum-professor-of-studio-practice-and-technical-art-history

    • 1 hr 2 min
    David Roach in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    David Roach in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    David Roach started his career by training to become a professional footballer. Injuries compelled him to change direction and he became a personal trainer and sports coach, working with clients at every level of fitness. David’s passion is climbing, which he sees as a kind of three dimensional chess - combining strength, agility, problem-solving and a meditative focus on the moment.
    http://www.davidroachtraining.co.uk
     

    • 56 min
    Tabitha Tuckett in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Tabitha Tuckett in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Tabitha Tuckett’s career has moved across poetry, Classics and Renaissance literature. She has been an editor at the Oxford English Dictionary. As a musician she specialises in baroque cello and has performed and taught extensively. In this podcast we explore what it means to cross disciplinary boundaries and discuss ideas around identity and change.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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