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Q&A with Nicola Chapman, Caroline Wyatt, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst & Alice Lattimore
Q&A with Nicola Chapman, Caroline Wyatt, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst & Alice Lattimore

Sat, 25 Nov


Main Hall

Q&A with Nicola Chapman, Caroline Wyatt, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst & Alice Lattimore

Nicola: A Q&A an in-depth open chat about HSCT and living with MS. Caroline: An honest conversation about my experience of AHSCT and MS, and the factors that led to me choosing to go to Mexico to have it. Alice: My perspective as a young person going through treatment

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Time & Location

25 Nov 2023, 16:00 – 16:30

Main Hall, Cutlers' Hall

About the event

Nicola Chapman Haste

I am make up artist and social media OG having worked in social media since the beginning of its time!! I also have MS and have been aware I’m living with multiple sclerosis for 11 years. I’m a wife to Ian and a mother to Harry 12 and Edie 10. My father passed away from MS so I made the decision I wanted to do all I could to fight this disease to the best of my ability. I had HSCT in Mexico 2 years ago and documented it for social media. Upon my return I tried to get as much press and awareness for this procedure as i possibly could, appearing on various news channels and in many main stream magazines.

Whilst I was in Mexico , I kept thinking there must be some way of getting more people to know about HSCT. I spent a few hours having a look around and then I came across AIMS charity and I instantly contacted Alison to ask how I can help. Turns out AIMS chariity actually ended up helping me by counselling me through the after care of my HSCT.

Caroline Wyatt

Caroline Wyatt reported on war and global affairs for over 25 years as a foreign correspondent for BBC News, based in Berlin, Bonn, Moscow and Paris, travelling to report on wars and uprisings ranging from Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and the wider Middle East.

Since being diagnosed with MS in 2015, Caroline has been a regular presenter for the Radio 4 Saturday PM news programme, as well as making radio documentaries.

She had AHSCT in Puebla, Mexico in 2017, and is keen for everyone with MS to have the best and most accurate information to help them manage their own health.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His books include Becoming Dickens (2011), which was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize, The Story of Alice (2015), which was shortlisted for the Costa Prize, and Metamorphosis: A Life in Pieces (2023).

He writes regularly for publications including the Times, Spectator, and Literary Review, while radio and television appearances include Start the Week, the Today Programme, BBC Breakfast, and The Culture Show. He has acted as the historical consultant on BBC productions of Jane Eyre, Emma, Great Expectations and Dickensian, and both of the Enola Holmes films for Netflix. He has judged the Man Booker Prize and the Baillie Gifford Prize, and in 2015 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

After being diagnosed with PPMS in 2017, Robert underwent aHSCT at London Bridge Hospital in 2019. He has chosen to speak at this conference in support of AIMS and its attempts to raise awareness of the life-changing, life-saving impact that aHSCT can have on MS patients.

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