Dr Jules Montague - The Imaginary Patient Consultant neurologist Dr Jules Montague takes an empathetic, yet unflinching look at the limits of medical diagnosis. Most of us accept what the medical establishment tells us, but what if your diagnosis is inflected by a doctor's bias or swayed by Big Pharma? What happens when you are - or your child - is refused a diagnosis for a condition the establishment will not recognise? Through interviews with patients that reveal stories of resilience in the face of medical resistance, Montague shines a light on the troubled state of diagnosis and asks how we can better address the process of healing. Jules Montague is a former Consultant Neurologist, and the author of Lost and Found, published in 2018. She writes about health and science for the BBC, The Lancet, Guardian and Observer. Chaired by Sheilagh Matheson Book Now As featured on BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour, Start the Week), Times Radio, in the Telegraph (also as a bestseller), The Times, and at the Royal Institution. ‘Daily Telegraph Book of the Year’ ‘[It] made me think…about what could be and has been influencing diagnosis’ Emma Barnett, BBC Women’s Hour ‘Nobody who reads it will experience a doctor's appointment the same way again’ Caroline Crampton, author of The Way to the Sea Booking Information Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March. Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings. Hearing loops are available. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply). Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events. Booking for this event has now closed.