Why do hospitals resemble prisons? Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh (Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon) believes that in a secular world, hope for a long life has replaced hope for life after death. And hospitals have replaced cathedrals as the expression of this faith. But it is a false faith. Most of us now live far too long, and the appallingly poor quality of most hospital environments reflects this modern contradiction. Henry discusses the architecture and design of hospitals in today’s changing world.

Supported by the University of Sydney.