St Catherine’s College 150th Anniversary Lecture Series
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the college, St Catherine’s is hosting a series of panel discussions and talks on Saturday 14 September. Lectures are open to Oxford University students and places are free.
We ask that you sign up by following the link. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more information about the lectures, please click here to see the talk abstracts and speaker biographies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Some of the day’s highlights are summarised below:Panel Discussion: Climate Change: Urgency & Opportunity
In this discussion, our panellists will discuss the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, and the opportunity for a new and different form of development that it presents. They will address the need for international action, the challenges of developing portfolios of clean energy and the feasibility of UK zero-emissions targets. They will also discuss issues surrounding public engagement and awareness, and the behavioural reasons affecting action on climate change. Speakers include Master of Balliol College, Dame Helen Ghosh, and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, who has held roles including Chief Economist at the World Bank, Head of the Government Economic Service and Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury.
Speakers: Dame Helen Ghosh (Chair), Dr Vivienne Cox CBE, Professor Geoff Maitland CBE, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Dr Tim Stone CBE
Keynote: Professor Eleanor Stride
Despite extraordinary advances in the development of new drugs and biotechnology, cancer continues to represent one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In many cases the problem lies not with the drugs but rather the difficulty in successfully delivering them to the site of a tumour. In cancerous tumours, cell division and growth is unregulated, leading to a chaotic blood vessel structure and regions of tissue with little or no blood supply. Consequently, when drugs are ingested or injected into the blood stream not all parts of the tumour are treated and there is a high risk of recurrence. Catz Fellow, Professor Eleanor Stride, will discuss her research developing new methods for delivering anti-cancer drugs using micro and nanoscopic bubbles as delivery vehicles. Eleanor will present the new techniques that have been developed used to fabricate and characterise these bubbles; and how they are being applied for the treatment of cancer.
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