MY JERICHO


Sir Richard Peto

Epidemiologist of cancer

This meeting was held on January 31, 2018

Sir Richard Peto

Richard, who lives in Jericho, is Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Oxford. He gave a fascinating presentation of how and why life expectancies have increased in the UK. This is in so small measure due to his own work in demonstrating the damage that was being caused by smoking.

However, he also explained how he himself had been diagnosed with lung cancer, how he had responded to this - and the not very favourable prognosis.

Report by: Peter Stalker


My Jericho is a weekly series of conversations organized by John Mair. Most are at the community centre but there are also visits to interesting places in and around Jericho. Entry £2.00 or, if at the Community Centre, you can bring a cake. Profits to the JCA.

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Some events include a tour. So we have an idea of numbers, please book via Eventbrite where indicated.

Forthcoming meetings

Date Venue
Wed 20 Feb
5.45pm
Mark Damazer

Former MD of Radio 4, Master of St Peters College

Community Centre
Tue 26 Feb
5:30pm
Peter Hitchens

Mail on Sunday columnist

Community Centre
Wed 6 Mar
5.45pm
Flamenco and Jericho history
Guitarist Marcos Young and Sue Pead
Community Centre
Wed 3 Apr
5:45pm
Father Christopher
St Barnabas Church
St Barnabas Church Cafe
Wed 10 Apr
5:45pm
Bill Emmot

Former editor of The Economist

Community Centre
Wed 17 Apr
5.45pm
Peter Bennett Jones
Hat Trick productions
Community Centre
Wed 1 May
5.45pm
Wine and cheese party
End of run party
Jericho Cheese Company, Little Clarendon Street

Previous events

At the community centre

13-02-19Jericho Community Boatyard
06-02-19Susanna Pressel
30-01-19Fiona Hawkins
04-12-18Former postman, Ali
21-11-18Baroness Jan Royall
14-11-18Alan Rusbridger
07-11-18Rough sleepers in Oxford
31-10-18David Mills
17-10-18Roma Tearne
09-10-18Evening for Bill Heine
03-10-18Sir Christopher Ball
12-09-18Richard Dick
15-08-18Susan Brown
29-03-18Maggie Black
21-03-18Sir Rick Trainor
15-03-18Will Wyatt
14-03-18Ian Stuart
07-03-18Steph Pirrie
21-02-18Fr Jonathan Beswick
14-02-18Mark Davies
06-02-18Pandora Maxwell
31-01-18Sir Richard Peto
24-01-18Teresa O’Hara
17-01-18Maggie Whitlum
10-01-18Michel Sadones

Visits

23-01-19Lady Margaret Hall
16-01-19Branca
09-01-19Lord Mayor’s Parlour
28-11-18Phoenix
26-09-18Synagogue
18-04-18Worcester College