Idris Elba

Western just announced that Idris Elba will be coming to London to attend a University-hosted event.

Elba will be the featured guest at Robarts Research Institute's Leaders in Innovation Dinner. 

Yes folks, for $250 you can have dinner with the Golden Globe nominated actor himself, or at least have dinner in the same room as him. You can also book a table of eight for $2,000.

Elba is known for his work in a wide range of films including Beasts of No Nation, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Thor, as well as television work on The Wire, Luther and briefly The Office.

Although an A-list actor, Elba is coming to Western to advocate for research and awareness on chronic lung disease. At the dinner, Elba will share his struggles with asthma; in 2013 Elba was hospitalized after an asthma attack on an airplane.

At the event Dr. Stephen Holgate, asthma researcher at the University of Southampton, and Dr. Malcolm Sears, asthma researcher at McMaster University, will be honoured with the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. 

The event will take place Nov. 10 at the London Convention Centre.


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