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Conrad Keating

Conrad Keating is the Writer-in-Residence at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford University. His biography of the distinguished epidemiologist Sir Richard Doll (Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll) has sold over 2,000 copies since its launch at the Royal Society in October 2009. In March 2011 Keating was the Menzies Visiting Lecturer at several Australian schools of public health, including Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. His next project in Oxford is curating the Bodleian Library's 2012 winter exhibition 'Oxford Medical Firsts'. This major exhibition showcasing Oxford's contribution to medical science over the past 400 years will be accompanied by a book of the same title.

Series featuring Conrad Keating

  • The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
  • Alumni Weekend
  • History of Tropical Medicine at Oxford
  • Public Health and Epidemiology (Richard Doll Seminars)
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Oxford Medical Firsts: Celebrating 800 Years of Oxford Medicine. Conrad Keating, Writer-In-Residence, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, gives a lecture about the remarkable contribution Oxford has made to the art and science of medicine. Conrad Keating 28 Nov 2013
2 Creative Commons The anatomy of a scientific dispute From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, gives a talk on the difficulty scientists have at getting people to believe their results, as Richard Doll had when he published his findings on the dangers of smoking. Conrad Keating 25 Oct 2010
3 Creative Commons Dr. Brian Angus on Tropical Medicine Writer and medical historian Conrad Keating talks to Dr. Brian Angus, Director of the Wellcome Trust UK Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine in Oxford, about his interest in science and how this inspired him to work with infectious diseases in Africa. Brain Angus, Conrad Keating 14 Sep 2010
4 Creative Commons Sarah Rowland-Jones on HIV/AIDS Conrad Keating interviews Sarah Rowland-Jones, Professor of Immunology and Consultant Physician. The theme of her work is anti-viral immunity with a particular focus on how immune responses modify the outcome of HIV and other viral infections. Sarah Rowland-Jones, Conrad Keating 16 Aug 2010
5 Creative Commons Medicine without Frontiers: An Oxford physician-scientist working in Kenya. On one of Kevin Marsh's regular visits to Oxford, the historian Conrad Keating caught up with the world-renowned malariologist and asked him what initially drew him to tropical medicine... Kevin Marsh, Conrad Keating 04 Jun 2010
6 Creative Commons Forging a New Frontier in Oxford Medicine The historian Conrad Keating continues his history of Oxford's groundbreaking contribution to health in the tropics by asking David Warrell what motivated him to work in Africa... David Warrell, Conrad Keating 12 May 2010
7 Creative Commons Sir David Weatherall on Malaria Conrad Keating, the medical historian, opens his series with an interview with Sir David Weatherall to mark World Malaria Day on April 25th 2010. Sir David Weatherall, Conrad Keating 23 Apr 2010
8 Richard Doll: his revolutionary life Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, lectures on the life of the cancer epidemiologist and lifelong socialist who contributed much to our understanding of the effects of smoking and changed the way we regard smoking and public health. Conrad Keating 28 Apr 2009