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March 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation hosted its third annual awards ceremony and gala dinner celebrating the honorees of the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom. Administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, the ceremony was held on March 4, 2020 at the spectacular Banqueting House of Whitehall, London. Built in 1622 by King James IV, Banqueting House is a historic venue that is the only surviving remnant of the Palace of Whitehall and has been used for royal events for centuries. [...]

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March 11th, 2020

Sabin – a nonprofit whose donors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and others – is backing initiatives to create and accelerate the development of a universal vaccine that has the aspirational goal of providing long-lasting immunity against many strains of influenza. Even as the fallout of the coronavirus is still being calculated, other outbreaks of infectious diseases are inevitable. That’s why Sabin and others are committed to enhancing science and research, akin to what some describe as a move from firefighting to fireproofing. [...]

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March 2nd, 2020

Hosted by BBC’s Razia Iqbal, Read Smart follows the success of the 2019 episodes produced to celebrate the prize’s 21st anniversary. Each month Razia will be exploring the world of non-fiction and its increasing popularity.  Expect to hear from prize winning authors, judges and publishing insiders. We also go behind the scenes at the 2020 prize, which is awarded this autumn. 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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