College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Public lecture series 2018/19

The series resumes on 10 October 2018, this year partnering up with colleagues at the The Dick Vet School for two additional talks on animal health.

Let's Talk About Health and Disease is a series of public lectures which run annually from October through to March.

It is aimed at senior school pupils interested in studying medicine, veterinary medicine or the life sciences at university as well as interested members of the general public and health professionals.

The series allows scientists pioneering new research at the University of Edinburgh to share their latest ideas and discoveries with the public and provides attendees with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of health and what happens in disease.

Here's this year's programme:


Date Speakers Title/booking link Venue
Wed 10 October 2018

Richard Mellanby, Stella Mazeri, Clinical Veterinary Research


Moving towards rabies elimination The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Wed 14 November 2018

Dylan Clements, Carys Pugh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

It's a dog's life

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Wed 12 December 2018

Fiona Denison, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health,

Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University

Inventing medical devices

QMRI, Wellcome Auditorium

Wed 23 January 2019

Lorna Marson, Transplant Surgery & MRC Centre for Inflammation Research,

Jamie Davies, Discovery Brain Sciences

New kidneys for old QMRI, Wellcome Auditorium

Wed 20 February 2019

 Tom Russ, Clinical Brain Sciences,

Mark Miller, University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Poor air quality

QMRI, Wellcome Auditorium
Wed 20 March 2019

Charlie Gourley, Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research,

Colin Semple, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Know your enemy: unlocking the secrets of the tumour genome QMRI, Wellcome Auditorium


Admission free. All welcome.

Public lectures take place at 5.30 p.m. in the Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI), Wellcome Auditorium, 47 Little France Crescent, EH16 4TJ or at  the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Easter Bush campus, EH26 8BE.

Both venues are accessible with assistance and accessible parking can be arranged.  

Please email  if you have any queries. 

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