Andrew Copson explores the life and work of eminent neurosurgeon and writer Henry Marsh who reflects on living with advanced prostate cancer and the motivations behind his world-renowned career. From his unconventional route into medicine, to his experiences as both doctor and patient, it's a thought-provoking discussion about the complexities of healthcare and the role of assisted dying in modern society.
Henry Marsh addressing parliament on assisted dying in 2022: https://humanists.uk/2022/05/25/dr-henry-marsh-addresses-parliamentary-humanists-on-assisted-dying/
Henry Marsh calling for an assisted dying parliamentary inquiry in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9arXH8D1tbo
What I Believe was the title of two separate essays by the philosopher Bertrand Russell and the philosopher EM Forster in the early 20th century. These two humanists set out their approach to life, their fundamental worldview, in a way that was accessible to all. In this podcast, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, speaks to humanists today to understand more about what they believe, to understand more about the values, convictions, and opinions they live by.
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