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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”).

Press release 25 February 2021 

Two new appointments to Wellcome board

Gabriel Leung, University of Hong Kong, and Arup K. Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, will join Wellcome's Board of Governors in May 2021.