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Our Next Event - a Leeds Phil and Lit 'Hot Topic Talk' 22nd April 7.30pm

'SARS-CoV-2 variants: how do they arise & do we need to worry about them?'

Given the ongoing situation, subjects don't come much hotter than this. Leading microbiologist Professor Paul Kellam will explain how and why such SARS-CoV-2 variants arise and spread and discuss what this may mean for the course of the pandemic and the effectiveness of vaccinations around the world. Paul is Professor of Virus Genomics, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London and Vice President, Infectious Disease & Vaccines, Kymab Ltd, UK and has also served on the UK's Covid-19 Task Force. For more information about the talk, please click here.

The lecture is free and places can be booked via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Listen to other recent talks here:
'A history of pigments: from cave painting to the present day ' Dr. Christine Holdstock

'Was Beethoven's Ninth Symphony a mistake...???' Professor Julian Rushton, School of Music, University of Leeds

‘Edward Jenner - the Man Who Changed the World’ 2020 Priestley Lecture by Professor Gareth Williams, University of Bristol