The Sowerby Philosophy & Medicine Project is very pleased to announce that its

Annual Sowerby Lecture

will this year be given by Professor Neil Ferguson (Imperial)

Professor Ferguson is a leading epidemiologist and scientific adviser whose modelling and advice significantly influenced the U.K.’s Covid-19 response. He is the director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analysics (J-IDEA) and the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis. 

You can register for the Annual Lecture HERE.

Date and time: Tuesday 2nd November, 18:30-20:00

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London. There will also be an option to attend this event online.

The Annual Sowerby Lecture will conclude the 3rd Sowerby Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Policy and intervention in crises, disasters and emergencies: Covid-19 and beyond.”

Date and time: Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd November, 09:30-17:00.

Venue: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. This event will take place both in-person and online, with the talks live-streamed. A link for the online event will be shared with registered attendees in advance.

You can register for the Sowerby Interdisciplinary Workshop HERE.

Schedule: 

Monday 1st November: 

9:30-10:00 Breakfast and coffee 

10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction by Sowerby Chair Professor Elselijn Kingma (KCL)

10:15-11:30 Dr. Katherine Furman (Liverpool)

11:30-11:50 Coffee break 

11:50-13:05 Dr. Robert Northcott (Birkbeck)

13:05-14:05 Lunch 

14:05-15:20 Johann Go (Oxford): “Remedial Responsibilities and Interventions for Global Health Emergencies: Who Should Act?” 

15:20-15:40 Tea break 

15:40-16:55 Professor Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford)

Drinks and workshop dinner. 

Tuesday 2nd November: 

9:30-10:00 Breakfast and coffee 

10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction by Professor Elselijn Kingma (KCL)

10:15-11:30 Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram (KCL)

11:30-11:50 Break 

11:50-13:05 Dr. Stephen John (Cambridge)

13:05-14:05 Lunch 

14:05-15:20 Professor Ashley Kennedy (Florida Atlantic University): “Science, Truth and Democracy”

15:20-15:40 Tea break 

15:40-16:55 Professor Quassim Cassim (Warwick)