Fragile Lives: a heart surgeon reflects Professor Stephen Westaby FRCS, a leading British heart surgeon at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Imperial Alumnus Friends Soirees' feature in-depth, rich conversation and exploration of their subject matter. They are much smaller than lectures and are held in the prestigious Solar Room at 170 Queens Gate, Imperial College London. A glass of wine (or two...) and nibbles are served. Join us for an audience with Professor Westaby, the leading British heart surgeon. His memoir of his career as a heart surgeon, Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table, was published in 2017 by HarperCollins. The book was shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards Biography Award and won the 2017 BMA president's choice award. The timetable for the evening is as follows: 18.15 - arrival at 170 Queens Gate for 18.30 start Registration and welcome with a glass of wine or soft drinks 18.30 - 19.30 Introduction by Friends Committee Member, Katri Yates An audience with Professor Stephen Westaby FRCS 19.30 - 20.00Questions and discussion 20.00 - 20.30Wine, soft drinks, evening canapes and conversation 20.30 Event close Links [Guardian Fragile Lives review] .