SWV Spring Talks 2021

SWV Spring Talks 2021
SWV Spring Talks 2021

March 2021

Watch our talks series which took place in March 2021

During March, SWV hosted the inaugural Spring Talk Series. 


Over 1000 people joined us to watch, learn and ask questions of our agenda-setting panelists. If you missed the series, you can watch again by following the links below. 


Treating mental illness with psychedelic medicines

​Dr Col (rtd) Eric Vermetten (Leiden University), Dr Rachel Yehuda (Mount Sinai) and Dr James Rucker (King's College London) discussed the development of MDMA for the treatment of PTSD and the importance of trials taking place in the UK. Moderated by Dick Simon, you can re-watch the talk for a limited time.


The global strategic context and a return to great power competition

SWV Patron, General Sir Nick Carter delivered a powerful speech on the current geopolitical climate and the emerging challenges faced by our armed forces. Moderated by Peter Flynn from PwC.


Learnings from Coronavirus and what does the future of medicine look like?

Professor David Aanensen (Big Data Institute Oxford), Professor Peter Horby (Oxford University), Chris Hollowood (Syncona) discussed the future of medicine in the wake of coronavirus moderated by John McConnell (The Lancet Infectious Diseases).


The City post-Brexit

Charles Berry, Chairman of BPL Global and Michael Dobson, Chairman of Schroders PLC to discuss the future in regards to the finance and insurance industry after Brexit. The talk was moderated by Mark Lobel from the BBC.


Our Spring Talks Series was launched to raise funds for our Pioneer Programme. You can make a donation towards this appeal here.

Event location

Virtual