2020 John Nkengasong – Africa CDC: A New Public Health Order

The 28th annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on Thursday 10th September 2020, by Dr John Nkengasong, founding Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lecture was delivered remotely, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to a worldwide audience of more than 300 Society members and guests. The Speaker …

2019 Eliza Manningham-Buller – Promoting Medical Science in an Age of Scepticism

PUMPHANDLE LECTURE-PROMOTING MEDICAL SCIENCE IN AN AGE OF SCEPTICISM4th September 2019 Transcript: When I was asked to give the Reith Lectures in 2011 (I no longer usually mention alongsideAung San Suu Kyi), I was flattered and accepted at once. There following months ofscribbling and scratching out, of trying to avoid platitudes and clich├ęs and to …

2019 Pumphandle Lecture & Broadsheet

As announced today in the 2019 Broadsheet, the 2019 Pumphandle Lecture will be held at 17.30 on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The lecture will be given by Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair of The Wellcome Trust and Co-President of Chatham House, and ex-Director General of MI5. She will …