Bill Gates

Bill Gates Just Gave Away An Eye-Watering Sum Of Money To Charity

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has quietly and effeciently been donating his fortune since the early 90s but the Microsoft founder has outdone himself by making his large...

We're In The End-Game For Many Neglected Tropical Diseases - But What About Leprosy?

Geoff Prescott | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

As the name suggests, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest of the poor in the developing world and low income communities overseas. T...

Terrorists Could Wipe Out 30 Million People Using Disease, Says Bill Gates

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has warned that the threat of terrorists using deadly diseases to attack populations is becoming increasingly likely. As if we didn’t hav...

Foreign Aid Is A Vital National Interest Essential In Ensuring A Safer World

Bill Gates | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Bill Gates

Given the recent wave of newspaper stories suggesting the UK's aid money isn't being well spent, I feel it is important for someone like me who works on foreign aid every day to make the case for the facts. So, let me be clear...

This Chinese Courier Company Employ An Actual Robot Army

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

When the robots do eventually take over, remember this moment. While we know that Amazon and other large companies like Ocado already employ robots, t...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

Google's New AI Becomes 'Highly Aggressive' To Get What It Wants

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are just three of the many experts who have warned about the existential threat posed by artificial intellig...

The Oxfam Inequality Report Is Telling The Wrong Story

Sam Dumitriu | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK
Sam Dumitriu

Oxfam blame Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's big bank accounts for everything from Brexit to Trump. They argue that increasing returns to those at the top is to blame for poverty at the bottom. And that we must fundamentally change our economic model to fix this. But it couldn't be further from the truth.

Bill Gates Took Part In Reddit's Secret Santa And It Was Incredible

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

Every year hundreds of thousands of Secret Santa gifts are exchanged over Reddit for no reason other than humans can actually be really nice to each o...

Bill Gates Launches Clean Energy Fund Worth $1bn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma and 16 other prominent investors have joined forces to launch a clean...

The Science Of Today Is Tomorrow's Technology

James Whiting | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
James Whiting

Over the years game-changing research and development in the malaria field has given us long-lasting insecticide treated nets that protect millions of families every night.

The Dream Killer - Why Going To University Doesn't Mean You Can't Still Be An Entrepreneur

Will Dodge | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Will Dodge

Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.

Does Bill Gates Have A Legitimacy Problem?

Sophie Harman | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Sophie Harman

The problem here is that to be a legitimate actor in global health, someone has to challenge your role/position/ideas. Not just through accountability or monitoring and evaluation processes (which I'm sure the Foundation is pretty rigorous on) but a more mundane questioning of the authority of an actor.

How Chickens Can Help the Poor

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Tyler Beck Goodspeed [2008] did an MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholars...

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

What Will It Take to #EndMalaria for Good?

James Whiting | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
James Whiting

The need to end malaria for good is as important as ever when half of the world's population is at risk and a child dies from this preventable disease every two minutes. How can we let up when life-saving treatment for each of those children costs less than a cup of coffee? Together we can #EndMalaria.

Bill Gates Wants Youths To Tackle Climate Change. Here's Some Who Already Are

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Bill and Melinda Gates addressed their annual letter, which was published on Monday, to young people. They asked students to tackle climate change. ...

The Terminator Two

James Whiting | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
James Whiting

Ending malaria won't just save millions of lives, but could also unlock trillions of pounds in economic potential. As Justine Greening said: "Our new commitment will save countless more lives and build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all which is firmly in the UK's national interest."

An Open Letter from Gates Cambridge Scholars to the Gates Foundation to Divest in Fossil Fuels

Libby Blanchard | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates and Gates Foundation Trustees, We, the undersigned Gates Cambridge scholars and alumni, are writing this letter to urge t...

Malaria's Fist Pump Moment

James Whiting | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
James Whiting

The weekend was a colossal fist pump moment. The UK government has bitten the bullet. It is taking on the ending of a disease that is believed to have killed half of humanity. Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new £1billion fund to fight malaria and other infectious diseases, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gates Dismisses Private Sector's Ability To Combat Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Why is climate change proving such a difficult problem to counter? According to Bill Gates, it because the private sector is “inept.” In an interv...

The Top 5 Richest People In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

In March 2015, Forbes released its list of the richest people in the world and it continues to update them throughout the year. Currently the top five...

The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease

James Whiting | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
James Whiting

We need the philanthropists of this world along with scientific genius, pioneering business leaders, creative communicators - and we need you, if we are all to beat this terrible disease. I invite you to join us and make ending malaria a legacy recognised by all generations to come.

Challenging the Norm of Charity Comms at Cannes

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The tide is shifting. Backing social change is authentic, credible, tangible and doable. So let's use creativity and commitment - with more than a hint of bravery - to achieve the biggest humanitarian victory of the 21st century. Making malaria no more.

As Bill Gates is Declared the World's Richest Man (again) - Can Psychology Explain How to Become a Billionaire?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The most common subjects specialised in at University by billionaires were business (including economics, accounting, or attending an MBA program), engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics and chemistry.