Congratulations to Dr Chris Smith, recipient of the Contribution to Education award from the Royal College of Pathologists, and to Dr Chris Bickerton, who has been appointed to the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair at the Fondation Wiener-Anspach.
Since Covid-19 began, virologist and Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith has been a frequent presence on television and radio. On BBC Breakfast, the News Channel, Radio 4's PM and World Tonight programmes, and Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 and TV shows, Chris has spoken to millions. He has contributed clear, reassuring messages and advice about the pandemic and the effect it is having on people's lives.
Chris works at the Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital and is a Fellow Commoner at Queens'.
Read more on the Royal College of Pathologists website.
Dr Chris Bickerton's Chair at the Fondation Wiener-Anspach will be on the general theme “On the Brink: A History of Europe since 1989”, which will form the basis for new and important book. “This will be a work of contemporary history, inquiring into how the events of the last three decades have come to shape our present era”, writes Chris. “Europe was associated with the so-called ‘end of history’ after 1989; this project will develop the idea that history has very much returned to the continent in recent years and that Europe has become the crucible for many of what we consider to be contemporary global challenges”.
Read more on their website.