Press Release: Public lecture by Dr Terence Kealey

Tuesday 13 October 2009

The University of Buckingham is proud to announce a public lecture given by our Vice-Chancellor Dr Terence Kealey will take place on Tuesday 13 October 2009. Dr Kealey’s lecture is entitled: “Alfred Wallace, who was working class, was the first person to submit for publication the theory of evolution by natural selection. How did Charles Darwin, who was upper class, accrue the credit?”

Dr Terence Kealey is a Biochemist and has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham since April 2001. He trained initially in medicine at Bart’s Hospital Medical School, London, and on qualifying he specialised in clinical biochemistry. He studied for his doctorate at Oxford University, where he worked first as a Medical Research Council Training Fellow and then as a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science. After 4 years in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he moved to Cambridge University to lecture in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. He left after 13 years to come to Buckingham.

As a clinical biochemist Dr Kealey researched into human experimental dermatology, studying inflammatory skin scaling and other aspects of human skin cell biology. He published around 45 original peer-reviewed papers and around 35 scientific reviews, also peer-reviewed.

In 1996 Dr Kealey published his first book The Economic Laws of Scientific Research and in 2008 his second book, Sex, Science and Profits.

This lecture will be held in the IFLH, Chandos Road Building and will begin at 18:30. Admission to this lecture is free, but donations are welcomed. Drinks will be served in Seminar Rooms 4&5 following the lecture for all those who would like to stay for a short time of informal discussion.

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