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Opinion | 6 February 2020

Director's update: UK and EU leaders must now agree a strong deal for science by Jeremy Farrar

As the UK begins life after Brexit, Wellcome's Director Jeremy Farrar sets out what the transition period and beyond could mean for research.

People on a demo in America holding placards supporting science

Opinion | 4 December 2019

To secure investment, science must tell its story better by Ben Bleasdale

A new report from Demos reveals how the public talk about research online – and why the research community’s advocacy needs to catch up.

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Opinion | 11 November 2019

UK general election 2019: our letter to the party leaders by Jeremy Farrar

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Opinion | 4 November 2019

7 things manifesto writers should know about science by Martin Smith

A UK election has been called for the 12 December. That means the scramble is on for the political parties to pull together a manifesto that will capture the imagination and lead to votes.

Photography display in the windows of Wellcome's HQ in London

Opinion | 22 October 2019

What accountability means to Wellcome by Mark Henderson

Wellcome's director of communications Mark Henderson discusses Wellcome's social value, and what it means to be a charitable foundation.

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Opinion | 13 August 2019

The most important healthcare tool is trust by Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Global Monitor shows that 70% of people trust scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Professor Sir Andre Geim in his Manchester lab.

Opinion | 9 August 2019

Much-needed visa reform needs to be swiftly followed by a UK-EU deal for science by Beth Thompson

The PM's announcement of reforms to the immigration system for scientists is a step in the right direction. But alone it won't be enough to keep the UK as a global research leader following Brexit.

Illustration showing two petri dishes with EU flag stars

News | 27 July 2019

'The final months of 2019 could be a tipping point for UK science'

The text of our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to set out his vision for UK science as soon as possible.

A medical worker takes an image of a patient's eye at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital.

Opinion | 28 June 2019

New programme to explore how innovation in health data can benefit everyone by James Thomas

We're launching a new five-year programme on data for science and health to make sure everyone can benefit from health data innovation.

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Opinion | 18 June 2019

We've only got 10 years left. And no, I'm not talking about climate change. by Alex Harris

2030 is the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals. We're working with WHO and others on a global action plan.

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Opinion | 20 May 2019

5 matters of urgency for the World Health Assembly 2019 by Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar on five things that need urgent attention at this year's World Health Assembly.

A Red Cross volunteer shows a cholera leaflet to refugees in a camp.

News | 17 April 2019

4 ways we're working with DFID to thwart epidemics

Wellcome is working with the UK Department for International Development in a five-year initiative to help prevent future epidemics and improve the response to current ones.

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