Noted Author Raymond Tallis to Speak at UNC Asheville
Thu, 04/01/2010 - 10:13am
UNC Asheville’s Humanities Program will sponsor two lectures by distinguished author Raymond Tallis. Tallis, known for his charismatic and engaging public speaking style, will discuss "The Future of Aging" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, and "Literature, Language and Consciousness: A Reader's Report" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Question-and-answer sessions with the audience will follow both lectures. The events are free and open to the public.
Tallis, a British physician, philosopher, poet, novelist and public speaker, served as a professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in Health Care of the Elderly in Salford. Now a fulltime writer, Tallis has published books in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry and philosophical anthropology. His recent publications include “Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and Its Discontents;” “Enemies of Hope: A Critique of Contemporary Pessimism” and “Newton’s Sleep: Two Cultures and Two Kingdoms.” Tallis has earned honorary degrees from the University of Hull and the University of Manchester for his work. He currently serves as a visiting professor at St. George's University of London.
For more information, contact Merritt Moseley, UNC Asheville professor of literature and NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, at 828/251-6583.