Facilitator

Mark Honigsbaum

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Dr Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian, journalist and academic with wide-ranging interests encompassing health, technology, science and contemporary culture.

A regular contributor to The Lancet and The Observer, Mark is the author of five books including Living With Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 (Macmillan, 2009) and The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris (Hurst; Norton, 2019), which was named a ‘health book of the year’ by the Financial Times.

In 2020, WH Allen issued the paperback under the revised title of The Pandemic Century: A Global History of Contagion from Spanish Flu to Covid-19. A former Wellcome Research Fellow, Mark is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London.

When not under ‘lockdown’ at his desk in west London, Mark can be glimpsed wandering the Thames path with a large goldendoodle.

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