Hidden Enemies: What was the real killer of World War One?

For our November 2018 Big Question lecture we were joined by Professor John Oxford, the UK’s leading flu expert. Professor Oxford spoke about the influenza virus which emerged towards the close of World War 1 and how it caused the deaths of between 50 and 100 million people.

Professor Oxford is Emeritus Professor of Virology at Queen Mary University of London. He founded Retroscreen Virology, a leading scientific research company in the field of vaccine and anti-viral clinical trials. As a top expert on influenza, Professor Oxford regularly appears on the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 news, and recently took part in a Podcast series entitled “Going Viral: The Mother of All Pandemics”.

Watch the lecture below.