24th February 2003




The relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine will be explored in a public lecture to be given at the University of Lincoln this Wednesday (26th February).


Professor Mike Saks, who joined the university as a Pro Vice Chancellor last year, will give an inaugural lecture entitled ‘Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Two Sides of the Same Coin?’


Professor Saks will discuss the relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine from the 16th century to the present day and will address the

prospects for the development of a more integrated health system in the future. 


Over 250 guests are expected to attend the lecture which will coincide with the launch of Professor Saks’ new book, ‘Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Professionalization, Politics and Health Care’ and the launch of a new international journal, ‘Knowledge, Work and Society’.


The Royal Research Council for Complementary Medicine have also chosen this evening to acknowledge Professor Saks as their new Chair.


Professor Saks, who holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics, was Dean of the Faculty of Health and Community Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester before moving to the University of Lincoln.


He has published nine books and has given many invited international conference presentations. He has ongoing research collaborations with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the University of Toronto and has acted as a consultant at all levels of the NHS.


The lecture begins at 5.30pm for 6pm in the Cargill lecture Theatre in the main academic building at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.


Attendance is free of charge. To book a place members of the public should contact the university’s events office on Lincoln 886626.

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University of Lincoln

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