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. 

2022 lecture series

We are excited that, after the past two years of holding the lectures online, we will resume these lectures as in person meetings at the Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary's Medical School. Live streaming will also be available for those who cannot join in person. Note, Professor Mwandumba's lecture will be online only.

  • Tuesday 3 May, 17:00 | Innate immunity and inflammation: from cancer to COVID-19 | Professor Alberto Mantovani, Emeritus Professor, Humanitas University; Scientific Director, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas; Chair of Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University | More information and register
  • Tuesday 10 May, 17:00 | Antibody diversity in health and infection | Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters, Professor of Immunology, University of Surrey | More information and register | Join online
  • Tuesday 17 May, 17:00 | Decoding the developing human immune system | Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Lister Institute Prize Fellow, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Newcastle University | More information and register | Join online
  • Tuesday 24 May, 17:00 | HIV-associated disruption of host immunity: A view from the human lung | Professor Henry Mwandumba, Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine | More information and register | Join online

To register for individual talks, please use the links above. Alternatively, use this form to register for multiple or all the events.


Previous speakers 

To date, over 100 distinguished speakers have presented in the Almroth Wright lecture series. A list of previous speakers can be found here - Almroth Wright speakers 1996-2021 (pdf).


For general enquiries about the series, please contact Mel Bradnam (