Village Books and Alleyn's School Enterprises present

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line with Dr David Nott

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Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with David Nott who will be discussing his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line.

David Nott is a consultant surgeon for the NHS but for more than twenty five years, he has taken unpaid leave from his job to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. Driven both by compassion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, David is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

David’s interview on Radio 4 Desert Island Discs in 2016 was one of the most popular and moving episodes of the series. The BBC’s Kate Humble said “Kirsty Young interviewing David Nott on Desert Island Discs is one of the most beautiful pieces of radio ever. Listen to a three minute soundbite



David Nott was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours and in 2016 he received the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award and the Pride of Britain Award. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. War Doctor is his first book.

Dates and times

This event finished on 13 March 2019.


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