The St George’s House 2023 Annual Lecture on Tuesday 23rd May by

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on:

Research for Impact

Sir Leszek was appointed as a Trustee to Cancer Research UK in July 2016 and as Chair in November 2016. He also serves on the Councils of the Courtauld Institute and Imperial College.

Following a distinguished academic and clinical research career and prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cambridge in 2010, Sir Leszek’s roles included Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council and Deputy Rector of Imperial College London. He was also a founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and elected Fellow of the Royal Society. His work in vaccines included Europe’s first trial of a vaccine for human papillomavirus to treat cervical cancer at the University of Cardiff and funded by Cancer Research UK.

He was knighted in 2001 for his pioneering work in vaccines.



Download the transcript and audio recording from the 2023 Annual Lecture here.


Photo Credit Charlotte Burn Photography