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Panel discussion on Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence. 

The world has faced periods of great crisis many times in its history, from floods to famines to diseases that wiped out millions and yet, somehow, the human race has survived. It's often when things are at their darkest that science and medicine are working the hardest at finding solutions.


120 years ago life expectancy in many countries was less than 40 years of age. The world average today is around 72. And the single biggest reason for that change is our ability to cure disease.

So, can we take hope from the past for our present and our future in this, the darkest of hours? Presenter Audrey Carville in conversation with consultant physician and clinical lecturer Michael Trimble, author and sociologist Dr Gladys Ganiel and scientist, professor and principal of St John’s College, Durham, David Wilkinson.

Period05 Apr 2020

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  • TitleLearning Survival Today from the Lessons of the Past
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Ulster
    Media typeRadio
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date05/04/2020
    DescriptionPanel discussion on Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence.

    The world has faced periods of great crisis many times in its history, from floods to famines to diseases that wiped out millions and yet, somehow, the human race has survived. It's often when things are at their darkest that science and medicine are working the hardest at finding solutions.
    120 years ago life expectancy in many countries was less than 40 years of age. The world average today is around 72. And the single biggest reason for that change is our ability to cure disease.

    So, can we take hope from the past for our present and our future in this, the darkest of hours? Presenter Audrey Carville in conversation with consultant physician and clinical lecturer Michael Trimble, author and sociologist Dr Gladys Ganiel and scientist, professor and principal of St John’s College, Durham, David Wilkinson.
    Producer/AuthorSeamus Boyd
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h15m
    PersonsGladys Ganiel