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Press release 29 November 2021 

Public trust in scientists rose during the Covid-19 pandemic

Public trust in scientists rose during the pandemic, placing it on par with doctors and nurses. During the Covid-19 pandemic, more than three-quarters of people globally said they trust science (80%) and scientists (77%) either ‘a lot’ or ‘some,’ according to the Wellcome Global Monitor.

Press release 6 November 2021 

Julia Gillard speaks in Glasgow during COP26

Speaking at a World Health Organization conference in Glasgow, as part of COP26, Julia Gillard, chair of the Wellcome Trust and a former prime minister of Australia, said that climate change is one of the biggest health challenges the world is facing. 

Press release 8 July 2021 

Wellcome issues £750m 50-year Bond at 1.5%

The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest charitable foundation and one of the world’s largest funders of medical research, announces that it has successfully launched and priced £750 million of Bonds due 2071 (the “Bonds”).