Championing knowledge

Our named lectures in 2012/13 provided opportunities to celebrate outstanding achievements in medical science and to highlight major scientific breakthroughs. In June 2012 the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in the Medical Sciences was given by Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS FRSE FMedSci on ‘The new science of ageing’ and in November 2012 the Jean Shanks Lecture was given by Professor Adrian Bird CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci on ‘Genetics, epigenetics and Rett syndrome’. We extended the reach of the Sackler lecture by recording full length and summary films of Dame Linda’s talk, which were made available on our YouTube channel, and accessed by an audience many times larger than was present in the room.

The 2013 Sackler lecture, Genes, Genomes and the Future of Medicine was presented by: Dr Richard Lifton, Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), Yale University and played to packed lecture theatres in both Cambridge and Oxford.

The 2013 Jean Shanks Lecture which will be given in November by Professor Sir Michael Stratton FRS FMedSci, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. The lecture takes place on 21 November. Contact events@acmedsci.ac.uk to book a place.

Watch – The Science of Ageing by Professor Linda Partridge

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