The Almroth Wright Lectures are an annual series of lectures held on Tuesdays in May, at the St Mary’s Campus of Imperial College. The lectures are named after Professor Almroth Wright (1861-1947) a bacteriologist and immunologist who was a strong advocate of preventive medicine and developed the first effective vaccine against typhoid. The lectures, which are open to all, are given by distinguished academics in diverse fields of experimental medicine and pathology, particularly in immunology and infectious diseases.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 lecture series will be hosted online. This page will be updated regularly with the latest lecture recording, where available.

For general enquiries about the series, please contact Professor Charles Bangham (

2021 Lecture Series

Further details and instructions on how to join the meetings will be added in due course. 

  • Tuesday 4 May, 17:00 (BST): Professor Paul Workman FRS, The Institute of Cancer Research, London: “Discovering targeted cancer drugs and chemical probes”.
  • Tuesday 11 May, 17:00 (BST): Professor Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford: “Vaccine platform technology and planning for pandemics”.
  • Tuesday 18 May, 17:00 (BST): Professor Gad Frankel, Imperial College London: “Application of cyber security and AI principles to study and predict the outcomes of bacterial infections”.
  • Tuesday 25 May, 17:00 (BST): Professor Gagandeep Kang FRS, The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College, Vellore. Title TBC.