Views & Reviews Outside the Box

Campaign for real lectures

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39590.515845.59 (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1252
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, University College London
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}pcps.ucl.ac.uk

    I recently decided that I had been on the receiving end of death by PowerPoint one too many times. I have probably also dished out my share of worthy, overly structured lists of bullet points to glazed, uninterested audiences. So I’m starting the campaign for real lectures.

    Last month someone bet that I couldn’t talk for 45 minutes on the state of primary health care in the world using only slides of pictorial images. I gave my lecture last week, and we’re still arguing about who won the …

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