October 17, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online and in the Shasha Suite, Woolf Building, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB

Prof. Benjamin R. Doolittle

On 17th October at 1pm Prof. Benjamin Doolittle will give a seminar entitled ‘Cancer, Immortality, and Christology: The Theological Resonance of Henrietta Lacks’.

A light sandwich lunch will be provided from 12:30 in the Shasha Suite, Woolf Building, Madingley Road Cambridge.

To join us online for the talk followed by Q&A please click the red button below.


This research seminar will examine the case of a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer, whose cancer cells continued to replicate. In what ways is she immortal? In what ways does her death save humanity? In what ways is her death unjust?