Professor Cath Green and Dr David Miles

Tuesday 19th March 2024, Doors open at 6:30pm: first talk at 7.00pm

The Amey Theatre, Abingdon School



Professor Cath Green OBE


The Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and Beyond


Catherine Green OBE is an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She heads the Clinical BioManufacturing Facility, where her mission is to translate innovative academic ideas into real world treatments. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic Professor Green was part of the Oxford team who developed the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.


Catherine's book "Vaxxers" will be available for purchase on the night from our local seller, Mostly Books.

Dr David Miles


A Brief History of Vaccines: from Cowpox to Covid 


David Miles is an infectious disease immunologist who has worked mostly on diseases  of childhood in Africa and the vaccinations that protect against them. He now lives in London and tutors on the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's online MSc course.


David's book "How Vaccines Work" will be available for purchase on the night from our local seller, Mostly Books.

THE PEAGRAM LECTURE is a keynote lecture series over three years which will headline ATOM Festival. Our thanks to our sponsor, Michael Peagram, for creating and supporting this series.

Previous ATOM headliners have included Hannah Fry, Jim Al Khalili and Helen Czerski.




About Michael Peagram


Michael Peagram regards himself as a “son of Harwell”, His father George worked at AERE 1946-84 and they lived on site. He was at school and university in Oxford studying chemistry. His career was in management in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. He was awarded the Industrial medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and lectured on "the challenges of a career in industry”. 


He returned to Oxford in 1994 and his other involvements include Council member of the SAID Business School, council of the Royal Institution and Chairman of governors Magdalen College School, Oxford. 


"I hope that today's lecture will inspire many young people in their careers and future lives“



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