An evening with Stephen Fry: Your chance to meet a national treasure

12 April 2019, Tim Burton - 

Stephen Fry is one of Britain’s most loved and most talented national treasures. His career spans a huge range of acting, presenting, and writing. On 4 June, Stephen will be joining The Urology Foundation for an evening of excellent conversation, and you’re invited.


Photo credit: Elliot Spencer

Stephen’s experience of prostate cancer has raised a lot of awareness

Book Now buttonBack in February 2018, Stephen revealed that he had undergone treatment for prostate cancer. Around 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and the disease is far more likely to impact people in Stephen’s age bracket (over 50s).

Stephen released

about his experience of prostate cancer and it created a huge storm. TV and radio presenter, Bill Turnbull, was also diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and together the pair brought prostate cancer flying up the national agenda.

What is now termed as the ‘Fry and Turnbull’ effect has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people being tested for prostate cancer.

Stephen’s link with The Urology Foundation

Stephen underwent surgery to treat his prostate cancer. His surgeon was Mr Ben Challacombe was trained in robotic surgery through The Urology Foundation.

Stephen was able to directly benefit from the work of one of our excellent surgeons, just like men with prostate cancer across the country.

Now, as a show of thanks to TUF and his surgeon Ben, Stephen is very kindly donating his time for an excellent evening of conversation and much laughter as part of the TUF Talk event series.

The evening itself promises to be excellent

The topic of the night is “That’s just not cricket: the trouble with awkward conversations in Britain.” It will give Stephen space to tell tales of his career, his travels, his writing, and his health as he picks apart the trademark British sheepishness surrounding awkward conversations!

Throughout the evening, conversation will be expertly guided by award winning BBC Panorama journalist, Jane Corbin, who has also experienced the worst the prostate cancer has to offer, having lost her husband to the disease.

This is Stephen’s message about the event:

“My run in with prostate cancer taught me about the importance of charities who are working hard on behalf of patients like myself. Thanks to the work The Urology Foundation (TUF) did long before my diagnosis, my experience of prostate cancer was far less fraught than it could have been. My excellent surgeon was trained through TUF and so it’s a pleasure to be joining them for what I’m sure will be a riotous evening. I look forward to seeing you there!”

You can get your tickets today from our partner’s, Ticket Lab. £25 a ticket.

Discounts available for group bookings of 10 or more people, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7713 9538.

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