Moments at work with Adam KayNews

Moments at work with Adam Kay

3 min read, by Claire Barrance

Thursday 26 September, 18.30 - 21.30, Ace Hotel, Shoreditch

100 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JQ, UK

The Mo Community launch is here! On Thursday 26 September we are hosting our first of a series of three speaker events - Moments at work.


The series will feature diverse guest speakers sharing their stories of work - both good and bad - and how they have learnt from their experiences. We will have a first hand insight into the employee experience in different industries and roles.

Our first speaker is Adam Kay, the best selling author of the hilarious book 'This is going to hurt', comedian, TV writer and former doctor. Hear Adam's personal account of significant moments from his working life and how he made a big life changing decision in order to have a positive change.

He will also treat us to some live extracts from his award winning book, giving a funny but honest (and sometimes a little gruesome), first hand look at life as a junior doctor in the UK.

The Mo Community is a collective with a common passion - we believe in moving forward to create a motivated and happy workforce. This event is just the start to bring us together to be inspired, share knowledge and experiences.

Meet Adam Kay

Adam is a top selling author with This is Going to Hurt, his “hilarious and heartbreaking” (Charlie Brooker), “blisteringly funny” (Jo Brand) memoirs from his former career as a junior doctor which was published by Picador in September 2017.

The book was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller and the bestselling non-fiction title of 2018. It has spent a record-breaking eleven months at number one in the charts, is the best-selling e-book of all time, and has sold a total of 1.5 million copies. This is Going to Hurt has been translated into 36 languages and achieved number one bestseller status internationally.

If you haven’t yet read it, we highly recommend that you do! His follow-up book, 'Twas the nightshift before Christmas', is due out in October.

He also writes extensively for TV and film, with credits including Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Crims and Mongrels.

We are delighted to have Adam join us for this first community event to give an inspiring and funny account of his time as a junior doctor, the pressures and levels of burnout he suffered and how he chose to make a dramatic change in career in order to be happier at work.

Make sure you register your details to confirm your place and we look forward to meeting you!.

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