Speaker Spotlight: The Vaccine Heroes
We are delighted to introduce two new inspirational speakers who have changed the world.
On 1 January 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever seen before. Less than 12 months later, vaccination was rolled out across the world to save millions of lives from Covid-19.
Sarah and her colleague Catherine Green are amazing speakers who can reveal the inside story of making the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the cutting-edge science and sheer hard work behind it.
Sarah Gilbert – Saïd Professor of Vaccinology, University of Oxford, recipient of the RSA Albert Medal.
Catherine Green – Associate Professor in Chromosome Dynamics, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.
They tell their story of fighting a pandemic as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Sarah and Cath share the heart-stopping moments in the eye of the storm; they separate fact from fiction; they explain how they made a highly effective vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching; and they give us hope for the future.
They are available as speakers and have also recently published a Sunday Times Bestselling Book: Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus.
If you are interested in booking Sarah Gilbert, Catherine Green, or another speaker on this topic, get in touch.