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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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April 8th, 2021

Since 2016, the Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery (BCDD) at Israel’s Tel Aviv University has been at the forefront of some of the world’s most important scientific and medical breakthroughs. Led by Founder and Academic Director, Professor Ehud Gazit, scientists and drug research groups working within the state-of-the-art laboratory focus on rare diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and cardiology. These help to bridge the gap between excellent basic science and viable drug candidates for commercialization.   [...]

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April 7th, 2021

The judging panel for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is announced today.  Chair of judges and Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate is joined by award winning novelist Sara Collins, the physicist, oceanographer, writer and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski, the biographer and critic Kathryn Hughes, author and TV and radio presenter Johny Pitts, and historian and writer Dominic Sandbrook. You can tune into to Read Smart, the Baillie Gifford Prize podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Entale. The podcast series and Awards Dinner is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.  [...]

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April 1st, 2021

In the latest episode of the Read Smart podcast, host Razia Iqbal is joined by journalist and author, Penny Junor, and the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction winner, Craig Brown. Together, Razia and the two guests discuss the unique nuances and challenges of writing and researching royalty, the portrayal of the royal family through media, and the recent Harry and Megan interview with Oprah Winfrey. Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is also generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.  [...]

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Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice
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