In award-winning writer Fiona Murphy’s (The Shape of Sound) first year of work as a physiotherapist, a patient asked her: “How does it feel to be nothing more than a glorified walking stick?” In some ways the work of a physiotherapist appears passive – congenial, even, involving gentle walks and small talk. But they are primed to catch any signs of distress or fatigue and predict the likelihood of a fall before it happens. In this insightful lecture, Fiona examines bodies, aging, fear and falling.


This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.