The Kate Pretty LEcture

Event details

WhenThursday, 8 March 5:30pm - 7:15pm
WhereHomerton College
Type Driving Change

The 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture

What Science Can Do

On Thursday, 8 March 2018, Pascal Soriot delivered the 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture at Homerton College.

The Kate Pretty Lecture Series honours Dr Kate Pretty CBE, Principal of Homerton College (1991-2013) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (2004-2010), responsible for international strategy, outreach, lifelong learning, and museums and libraries. An archaeologist, Dr Pretty served as President of the Council for British Archaeology from 2008-2013. Dr Pretty’s time as Principal saw the College mark 100 years in Cambridge, widen its expertise across subject disciplines, and eventually become a full College of the University of Cambridge.

The second lecture in this new series was entitled ‘What Science Can Do: The Cambridge life science cluster at a pivot point‘, and was delivered by the CEO of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, in his first public lecture in Cambridge. AstraZeneca’s new £500 million global research and development centre is under construction on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and the College counts senior AstraZeneca researchers Professor Tim Eisen and Professor Steve Rennard among the Fellowship.

Healthcare is undergoing a transformation, driven by data, computing power and smart techniques such as AI… We believe that, by being here in Cambridge, we can collaborate with some of the best scientists in the world.

This lecture took place on 8 March 2018, with 220 guests in the audience, from both the University and the general public.


The full lecture is now available:

Read the text of the Lecture:  ‘What Science Can Do’

Listen to the Lecture: ‘What Science Can Do’


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