Thursday, 9 April, 2020 - 18:00


*This event is cancelled*

Speakers: Professor Gareth Williams, University of Bristol and Dr Heidi Larson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

In 1998 a medical furore broke out when The Lancet published an article by Andrew Wakefield questioning the benefits of the MMR vaccination. Coming 202 years after the first smallpox vaccination by Edward Jenner, this recent incident is only the latest in a long history of questioning the benefits of vaccination. This event examines the past and present of vaccination and its opponents.

Medical practitioners who are Fellows or Members of the College do not need to book tickets and will be admitted free of charge.