Cathedral Friends | Book after Breakfast with Thomas Roberts, PA to The Dean of Chichester

Chichester Cathedral Friends are pleased to present "Book after Breakfast" on Thursday 11th July at 10.00am.

Tea and coffee, and biscuits, will be served at 10.00am followed by an informal talk by Thomas who is PA to The Dean of Chichester and Liturgy and Music Co-ordinator. Thomas is a qualified doctor and his chosen book is When Breath Becomes Air by neuro-surgeon Paul Kalanithi.

The book starts with the neuro-surgeon's childhood, the turning points towards becoming a doctor and the exhausting journey faced by a Resident prior to graduation. The second part of this emotional memoir covers the challenges he faced as a medic with a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer.  Paul Kalanithi wrote: "Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world… and still it is never complete.” One reviewer writes: "One must always brace brace oneself when reading a book like this......but, now that I've finished it, the only thing I regret is not reading it sooner."  

A reflection on what it is to live a meaningful life, this book will absorb you and is bound to spark a good discussion. All are welcome at Friends events.  Book here or the Friends can be contacted on Tuesday and Friday mornings on 01243 812980.