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Upcoming Events

Fit for the Future II at the BVSC Conference Centre in Digbeth on October 17

Made in the Midlands Awards at Lilleshall National Sports & Conference Centre on October 19 (free)

Working with HS2 with MEBC at RBS, Birmingham on October 26

Real driving emissions: The impact on engineers by IMechE at the Thinktank on October 31

ehi LIVE conference on digital health at the NEC on October 31-November 1

Lunar Society Annual Dinner with Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, on November 8 (£)

Internet of Things Meetup with WMG on November 8

Who's Developing the West Midlands by Movers&Shakers with Richard Pearce, TCN UK & Peter Ferrari, AshbyCapital at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on November 10 (£)

The BIZ Expo at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Birmingham on November 14 (free)

Financing Business Growth with MEBC at BCU on November 16

Science Shorts: Looking Up: How we see further at the BMI on December 12 (£)

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Book of the Year

Cancer Understanding It Handling It by Philip Johnson

This highly recommended book is written for the cancer patient, and provides clarity on what is going on when cancer intrudes into your life. It is written by Philip Johnson, Professor of Translational Oncology at the University of Liverpool and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.