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SWC Inaugural Science Evening

Prof. John O’Keefe FRS, Nobel Laureate, hosted the inaugural science evening at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.

Guests were welcomed on the landscaped south terrace, and included Lord and Lady Sainsbury, Sir William Castell, Sir Mark Walpert FRS – Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Michael Arthur – President and Provost of UCL, Sir Malcolm Grant – Chair of NHS England, Prof. Jeremy Farrar – Director of the Wellcome Trust, and special guest, Eric Kandel the Nobel Laureate and Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University; and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Eric Kandel gave a wonderful and amusing lecture on memory and unveiled a plaque. The evening continued with a party at roof garden level accompanied with classical and jazz music from students at the Royal Academy of Music.


UCL science opening