Thursday 19 October - Eighth day

The “First Brexit” and What are scientists doing about infectious diseases?

  • Thursday 19 October
  • From 7pm
  • Mayor’s Parlour, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

7pm
The “First Brexit”
As Brexit looms, Professor Sanjeev Gupta tells the story of Britain’s original split from mainland Europe.

Almost half a million years ago, according to new data, water suddenly started cascading over the narrow strip of land that joined England and France – putting pressure on a chalk bridge. Why?

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8pm
What are scientists doing about infectious diseases?

Why do we still have millions of cases of infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis? What does drug-resistance mean, and why should we care? 

This talk by Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS is aimed at non-specialists and will discuss these points and describe how the application of scientific research can make a difference.

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