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Dame Sarah Gilbert

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers an account of the development of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which has now been used in more than 170 countries.

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers the 44th Richard Dimbleby lecture from Oxford, talking about creating a Covid-19 vaccine in less than a year.

Sarah Gilbert is the Said Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She works on vaccines for many different emerging pathogens and in 2020 led the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, achieving emergency use approval in record time. The vaccine has now been used in more than 170 countries around the world after a groundbreaking partnership was formed between Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture is introduced by Richard’s son, David Dimbleby.

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Reader Sarah Gilbert
Presenter David Dimbleby
Director Tony Grech-Smith
Producer Lorraine Evans
Executive Producer Lisa Ausden


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