Biomedicine Book Club X Nobel Museum

There are so many extra-curricular activities that a student can do here: I have classmates who volunteered at THS Armada, who acted as marketing manager at Nobel Night Cap……I want to share with you a project that I participated last semester —— the Biomedicine Book Club at Karolinska Institute.

Project Wisdom

“Project Wisdom” is the official name of the Biomedicine Book Club which involves students from 1 bachelor and 5 global master programmes at Karolinska. Initiated a few years ago, the book club emphasises the concept of both building wisdom and having fun through reading. In each semester, several books were selected by book club leaders and distributed to all participants. Discussion and related actives organised by students will centre around these books.

Below are examples of books chosen in recent  years:

My sister Rosalind Franklin – Jenifer Glynn

Naked genes – Nowotny and Testa

Brave new world – Aldous Huxley

The emperor of all maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

The man who mistook his wife for at hat – Oliver Sacks

Surely you’re joking Mr Feynman – Richard P. Feynman

A brief history of time – Stephen Hawking

Nobel Museum

A round-up event is a tradition for all participants in the book club, at the end of every semester. This year, we got a special opportunity for a tour inside Nobel Museum! The whole event includes:

  •  Guided Tour with  focus on Biomedicine and history
  •  Discussion on the different book circles and “Fika”
  •  Seminar with Professor Klas Kärre, chair of Programme Committee Biomedicine, also member of the The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

Guided Tour 45-min

We were given a very comprehensive introduction of the museum by a tour guide from the Nobel Museum . We visited the left side of the museum which is a exhibition about the life of Alfred Nobel, the centre part of the museum which displays souvenirs from Nobel Laureates. Believe me or not, it took the participants more than 5 minutes to understand how wealthy Alfred Nobel was!

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