09 Nov 2010
The BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection hosted a recording of the ‘Exchanges at the Frontier’ series on Saturday 6 November at Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne.
The event will be broadcast by the BBC on Wednesday 17 November online and on radio to an audience of more than 40 million people worldwide.
These prestigious public events have hosted some of the world’s top scientists who discuss the social impact of their work with the philosopher A.C. Grayling.
One of Broadmoor Hospital’s leading forensic psychiatrists, Gwen Adsead, featured at the event and discussed issues relating to the role of the hospital in society and the ethically complex nature of her work.
‘Exchanges at the Frontier’ attracts attendance from leading lights in the fields of science and figures from public life, who join an audience made up of members of the public. All have the opportunity to ask questions. The potential for these unique conversations to reach a large, diverse international audience is particularly exciting for the hospital, already known as a centre of excellence in the field of psychiatry.
Leeanne McGee, Executive Director of High Secure Services says: ‘Gwen is among a number of our clinicians at West London Mental Health Trust who are eminent in their fields. As a psychotherapist working with the rest of the clinical team, her work makes a significant difference to the risk our patients represent to society. She also embodies the face of the Hospital that’s often unseen – our world class research and innovation. We’re proud to have welcome this landmark event to the Hospital’.