The 12th Annual Disability Lecture called Laughter as a Catalyst for Change will be given by Jess Thom.
The lecture is an opportunity to hear Jess talk about the often misunderstood neurological condition, Tourette’s Syndrome, which causes her to say ‘biscuit’ up to 16,000 times a day.
Organised jointly between the University’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC), the Equality and Diversity section and St John’s College, the lecture will be chaired this year by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Vice Chancellor.
Performing and writing are transforming Jess’s experience of Tourette’s, as well as challenging the perceptions of audiences. She will discuss the power of humour and art to create change, her experience at University and the importance of the Access to Work and Disabled Students’ Allowances schemes.
The lecture will be held at 6pm on the 19 March 2015, in the Fisher Building at St John’s College. It is open to all, the venue is fully accessible to disabled people and the lecture will be captioned and a BSL interpreter will be present.
Tickets can be booked by visiting the lecture’s eventbrite page.
Correction to video – In the video, it is said that Jess Thom is a student at Cambridge University. This is not the case.