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John Snow Society - Pumphandle Lecture 2017

Dr Richard Horton

'Life and Death in 2100: Health, History and Human Contingency' by Dr Richard Horton

The session was filmed and is available to view

Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors.

Richard is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Gothenburg and Umea in Sweden.

In 2016, he was appointed to the High-Level Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children, and Adolescents. In 2016, he also chaired the Expert Group for the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, convened by Presidents Hollande of France and Zuma of South Africa. From 2011 to 2015, Richard was co-chair of the UN’s independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. 

Richard has a strong interest in global health and medicine’s contribution to our wider culture. He is passionate about the idea of planetary health – the health of human civilizations and the ecosystems on which they depend. In 2011, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine. In 2015, he received the Friendship Award from the Government of China. In 2016, he received the Andrija Stamper medal from the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region.

The lecture will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting, to be held at 8pm in the John Snow Public House (at the corner of Broadwick and Lexington Streets, in Soho) to which all Society members are strongly encouraged to attend. The lecture will be recorded and placed on the Society’s website. 

Please note - entry will be on a first come, first served basis to those who have registered. Once the John Snow Lecture Theatre is at full capacity, guests will be directed to the overspill room. 


Free to attend but registration is required, please follow the link below.