Tuesday, 13 February 2024

'Health inequalities past, present and future' with Professor Sir Chris Whitty

Watch the live stream as Professor Sir Chris Whitty delivers a lecture on inequalities and disparities in health – and why addressing this remains a public health priority.

Key details

  • Date and time
    Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Location

    Live stream: www.manchester.ac.uk/200. No booking required to watch the live stream.

  • Intended audiences
    Adults, Alumni, General public, Staff, Students
  • Event type
    Talk / lecture

Event description

Professor Sir Chris Whitty will deliver a live-streamed lecture on health inequalities to launch Talk 200: lecture and podcast series, the University's bicentenary lecture and podcast series.

‘Health inequalities past, present and future’ will consider the main drivers of inequalities and disparities in health, how these have changed over time and why addressing them remains a major public health priority.

As a society we face the hard truth that the more socio-economically disadvantaged someone is, the higher their risk of poor health. The world’s greatest killer is not any one individual disease, but the unequal way in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

In Greater Manchester, our unique health and social care ecosystem means we can rapidly drive innovation and translate breakthroughs into real-world solutions – which can be scaled-up and replicated across the globe.

Further to the Talk 200 event, an honorary degree will be conferred on Professor Whitty, in recognition of his services to public health.

Professor Whitty is Chief Medical Officer for England, the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser, and head of the public health profession. His lecture is the first in our Talk 200 series: a mix of in-person and live-streamed lectures and recorded podcast episodes to be released throughout 2024, our bicentenary year.

This event will also include a panel discussion and Q&A, with those joining online able to submit questions using Slido and the code Talk200ChrisWhitty (page not active until 13 February).

How to watch

The lecture will be live streamed on the University’s bicentenary website, starting at 5pm and running until approximately 6.30pm (UK/GMT) on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.