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Science meets politics

As science becomes increasingly mainstream in everyone’s lives so it becomes a political issue, or does it?

Surely any developments in reproduction, the climate, nutrition, communication or our material world, or the materials that make up our everyday world will inevitably invite legislation, regulation, controversy and above all extra evaluation? But can you really be a left-wing or right-wing scientist? To what extent does science set the agenda for politicians or are politicians using science to bolster their political manifestos?

Join this discussion which will see contributions from Ian Gibson MP (Chair, House of Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology),
Julia Goodfellow (Chief Executive, BBSRC), Baroness Susan Greenfield (Director of the Ri), Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger (author and Life Peer) and Lord Oxburgh (Chair, House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee). The discussion will be chaired by Edward Stourton, presenter of Radio 4 ’s Today programme .


Dr Ian Gibson | talks | www
Prof Julia Goodfellow | talks | www
Baroness Susan Greenfield | talks | www
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger | talks | www
Lord Oxburgh | talks | www


Date and Time:

12 October 2004 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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