Well Festival Keynote: Why Arts? In conversation with Dr Chris Fitzpatrick

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Date(s) - 13/02/2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elva Theatre


The Well Festival partners are thrilled to present our third Well Festival Keynote: Why Arts? and to welcome Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to talk about the significance of the arts in his life.

Former Master of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin (2006–2012), Dr Chris Fitzpatrick is a retired consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. Before studying medicine, he studied English at UCD. Inspired by advice given to him when he was a junior doctor by Sir Alec Guinness, Dr Fitzpatrick developed a special interest in the role of the humanities in medical education and training. Now a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), he is also clinical lead for the RCPI’s applied drama collaboration with the Abbey Theatre. A keen writer, his published works include his debut poetry collection Poetic Licence in a Time of Corona. He is married to Trish; they have four grown-up children and a dog. His idea of heaven is the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.

Dr Fitzpatrick will be in conversation with Jennifer O’Connell, staff features writer and opinion columnist with The Irish Times. Jennifer is also a documentary presenter, broadcaster, conference speaker and moderator, and is a proud Waterford woman.

Elva Theatre, RCSI Building,
University Hospital Waterford
Adm free but booking required.
To book: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/why-arts-well-festival-keynote-dr-chris-fitzpatrick-jennifer-oconnell-tickets-529318795767 

For further information contact: what@hse.ie / 051 842664