Lifestyle Public Health

January's Politics and Passion Event

Chris Oakley will talk about Lifestyle Public Health from a liberal and ethical perspective.

Tuesday 15th January

8.15pm meeting

(7pm meal) 

Village Inn, 

Upper Marehay Rd, 



Chris will start talking at about 8.15 pm, and questions and discussion will follow. 

He questions whether we can believe what we read in the media and if we should we trust the “experts”. Can the current one-dimensional strategy of bans, restrictions and taxes ever be compatible with liberal values and is there a more effective liberal alternative?

The pub serves good food and some of us will be eating at 7 o’clock. You are warmly invited to join us.

This event is organised by Amber Valley Liberal Democrats but is open to all supporters in the area as well as members and their guests.

The cost for the talk is £2 to cover costs and contribute to local party funds. 

If you have any questions, or wish to join us for the meal at 7, please contact John Shoesmith at, call on 07780 644707 or Facebook.

*Chris has worked commercially in health science research and diagnostics for over 25 years. He regularly reads scientific papers as part of his job, travels extensively and has had the privilege of meeting some great scientists from around the world. Around 10 years ago, prompted by a BBC article, he developed an interest in the public health industry and what he considers the gulf in quality between what it produces and what he sees in hard science. He has blogged regularly on this topic, contributed to government consultations and regularly corresponds with journal editors and even some people in public health.