Events An Evening With Dr Norman Swan: 'So You Want to Live Younger Longer'

Join Boffins Books, the University of Western Australia, and the University Club of Western Australia for an evening with Dr Norman Swan on his new book So You Want to Live Younger Longer?

This event is part of the 2022 UWA Research Impact Series which showcases how research has contributed to change in our community.

Professor Anna Nowak, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UWA and also a medical doctor, will be facilitating the event. 

Deeply researched and written with his trademark wit, common sense and accessibility, Norman delivers the ultimate guide on what you can do at any age to stay young and healthy for as long as possible. With clear takeaway messages, Norman’s advice is backed up by science and evidence, and provides a fully rounded perspective on the factors that affect our longevity. Disentangling our 'Book of Life' – the genes we're born with and what we subject them to later on – Norman shows that in the search for youth, genes matter much less than you'd think for most of us. In other words, we can overwrite our personal Book of Life and this book will help you do it.

No matter what your age, So You Want to Live Younger Longer? gives you the information you need to make your own choices without wasting your time and money or even missing a nice dinner because you might be on a diet that is getting you nowhere.

Make a night of it!

By attending this event you have exclusive access to the University Club’s award-winning dining outlets on the day of the show. Whether it be for a casual drink and bite to eat in the Club Café and Bar or a more formal dining experience in the Club Restaurant, your ticket gives you an access-all-areas pass to the University Club.
Club restaurant bookings: 6488 8770

About Dr Norman Swan

Trained in paediatrics, Dr Swan was one of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, with a broadcast career spanning more than 30 years. He currently hosts ABC Radio National’s The Health Report and co-hosts Coronacast. He also reports on 7.30 and is a guest reporter on Four Corners; appears on The Drum and is an occasional host of Radio National’s RN Breakfast. In addition to being an active journalist and health broadcaster, Dr Swan has a deep strategic knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and is committed to evidence-based approaches to help young people, which is why he sits on the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. He was also the co-founder of Tonic Media Network, a health channel that plays in GPs’ waiting rooms. His debut book So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? topped the bestsellers charts on publication in 2021 and was the Number 1 Bestselling Non-Fiction in Australia for five weeks.

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