John McCarthy with Emily Mayhew

Human Conflict – A Survival Guide

Date: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Venue: St Peter’s Church | 7pm
Tickets: £14

The plight of John McCarthy MBE captured the imagination of the entire country when he was abducted by Islamic Jihad in Beirut in 1986, and spent 1943 days in captivity in Beirut – the UK’s longest held hostage – until his release in 1991.

He’ll be talking with Dr Emily Mayhew, the military medical historian specialising in casualty and its long-term outcomes and author of Wounded and A Heavy Reckoning, about the impact of trauma and conflict on people, soldiers or civilians. They will consider the human capacity for conflict and our astonishing ability to survive the suffering it causes – something John knows from first hand experience.

Event sponsored by Audify


John McCarthy