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'Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley'

Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin.


Eric SidebottomDr Eric Sidebottom is a retired Lecturer in Experimental Pathology in The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. He was also a Medical Tutor at Lincoln College.

In the early 1990s he spent five years as Assistant Director of Clinical Research at The Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK). This was followed by 10 years as a freelance Education and Research Consultant, working with The Wellcome Trust, The Department of Health, and various charities and universities.

Now, as a budding medical historian, his mission is to convince the uninitiated, preferably on cruise ships, that world history has been determined more by disease than by kings, politicians, or wars. He regularly lectures on land and at sea and has recently published a guide book to Oxford's Medical History, "Oxford Medicine: A Walk through Nine Centuries".

David Cranston is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the Univeristy of Oxford. Read his staff profile.


All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Peter McCulloch, Professor in Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.