Spotlight on Science talk on 30 May: A History of Medicine in 10 Objects

St George's, London's oldest medical school, houses a unique 250-year archive that defines medicine through the ages.

In this talk, archivist Virginia Dawe-Woodings will highlight ten objects that illustrate turning points in the history of medicine and surgery, including postmortem case books, surgical implements and a priceles copy of Gray's Anatomy.


Spotlight on Science talk on 22 January: Tuberculosis - new solutions for an old enemy

Tuberculosis, an ancient infectious disease, still causes 1.5 million deaths every year.

The BCG vaccine does not protect adults and the alarming rise of TB drug resistance is making treatment increasingly difficult. New solutions are desperately needed.


Spotlight on Science talk on 28 November: Making medicines in tobacco plants

Wednesday 28 November 6pm-7.30pm

Making medicines in tobacco plants - cultivating cures for global health


Just what are the lymphatics and what happens when they go wrong?

Thursday 26 April 6pm-7.30pm

The lymphatics are an essential part of our circulatory systems, moving fluid and cells from our tissues back into the bloodstream.

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Spotlight on Science lecture on 25 April: Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Would you want to know which illnesses could affect you? Join us for a free lecture and hear from a patient who chose to find out.

Scientists can now ‘read’ our genes and increasingly can foresee the illnesses that could affect us.


Spotlight on Science lecture on 9 March: The Pain is in the Brain

Learn from research and patient perspectives what causes pain and how it can be managed.

Researchers will discuss the mechanisms and treatments of pain across different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and hypermobility syndrome, presenting the results of clinical and neuroimaging studies.


Spotlight on Science lecture on 13 October: Step up to Healthy Living

Hear from our experts on the importance of physical activity for health and on ways to increase your activity in everyday life.

7 September 2016


Spotlight on Science: Vaccines for babies before birth

A large public audience  joined St George's staff and students on 28 June for the latest lecture in our Spotlight on Science series, 'Vaccines for babies before birth'.

13 July 2016


Free lecture on 28 June: Vaccines for babies before birth

On 28 June 2016, join Dr Chrissie Jones for a discussion on ways to use vaccines protect infants from infection before they are born.

The evening talk will look at the vaccines currently recommended for pregnant women in the UK. The discussion will focus on the most recently recommended vaccine against whooping cough, as well as considering future prospects.