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Talk – The CT Scanner: The Beatles greatest gift to mankind?

February 1 @ 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

EMI CT Scanner

Presented by Dr. Ben Timmis

Although we take modern medical technology for granted, the CT Scanner, invented by an Englishman, is a truly extraordinary machine, that has had a huge impact on the practice of medicine as we know it today, ever since it was introduced in the 1980s. This talk will explain the origins of its invention, how it works, the impact it has made, and what on earth The Beatles had to do with it.

Dr. Ben Timmis

Dr. Ben Timmis is a consultant radiologist who was trained at The Hammersmith and Royal Free hospitals and spent his consultant life at The Whittington Hospital in north London, where he was both Director of Imaging and also the first Medical Director of the Whittington NHS Trust. He oversaw the instillation of the first CT and MRI scanners at the hospital. He was also Director of Imaging for over 25 years at The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth in London, as well as being a consultant radiologist at the Wellington Hospital. No longer practicing clinical radiology, he is currently Medical Director and NHS Responsible Officer at 4Ways Health Care Ltd., a leading UK Teleradiology company that produces imaging reports for NHS hospitals around the UK and advises The Royal College of Radiologists on issues related to Teleradiology. He is also a photographer who in 2022 became a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society.

Tickets: You must book a ticket in advance to be sure of entry. Tickets are available for £5 each cash only and only from Bookends, 7 High Street, Emsworth, PO10 7AQ. Seats are unreserved.


Nigel Gossop

Emsworth Community Centre

North Street
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7DD United Kingdom
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