Thursday, 4 February 2010

34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture : Shaking Hands with Death

I dont wish to presume to know your biases or opinions but I watched this the other night and was transfixed both by the words (Terry Pratchet) and delivery (Tony Robinson). Its been a long time since i was last captivated in such a way.

the words , the feeling , the sheer passion and story telling delivered a very strong but eloquant message.

Tony speaks at around 8 minutes

"One of the world's most popular authors gives the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Sir Terry Pratchett announced in 2007 that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. In his keynote lecture, Shaking Hands with Death, he explores how modern society, confronted with an increasingly older population, many of whom will suffer from incurable illnesses, needs to redefine how it deals with death. "

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