The Eden Project's Sir Tim Smit to address RCGP Annual Conference

The inspirational Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, is to address GPs on sustainability and health at the RCGP Annual Conference 2017.

Sir Tim is executive vice-chairman and co-founder of the multiple award-winning Eden Project, and will deliver The John Hunt Lecture at the RCGP Annual Conference in Liverpool on Friday 13 October.

The RCGP’s John Hunt Lecture is awarded every two years by invitation of the President of the College, traditionally to a speaker from a non-medical background.

More than 19 million people have visited the Eden Project since its opening in 2001. Sir Tim had previously ‘discovered’ and restored The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens.

The Eden Project has contributed over £1 billion to the Cornish economy, aiming to demonstrate that sustainability is not about ‘sandals and nut cutlets’, says Sir Tim, but good business practice and the citizenship values of the future. The Eden team is now creating projects in China, the USA, Dubai and Australia, with the ambition to have one on every continent.

Other plenary speakers at the conference include Professor Jako Burgers on why Dutch GPs are happier than their UK colleagues.

Click here to find out more about this year's RCGP Annual Conference: Earlybird rates end on 31 May

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