The academic staff in Philosophy@LSE (comprising the Forum for European Philosophy|, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method|, the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science| as well as cognate faculty| in various departments) will present aspects of their research that are of interest to a general audience. Students, alumni and the public at large are invited to these public talks and to participate in the discussion.  

The Limits of Science

Tuesday 7 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


Bryan Roberts|
, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow



Chair: Juliana Cardinale|, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Science has become so good at understanding limits that, incredibly, we can even use science to grasp the limits of science itself. Many of these limits are famous, such as the speed of light, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. But there are many others that are not so famous. This public lecture will discuss how such scientific limits constrain what we can know, in everything from astronomy, to particle physics, to our day-to-day activities.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEscience 


Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond 

Listen to the podcast|

Tuesday 4 November, 6.30 – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE



Luc Bovens|, Professor of Philosophy, LSE






Elena Rivilla Lutterkort|, Sustainability Officer, LSE





Duncan Williamson|, Food Policy Manager, World Wildlife Fund



Chair: Joe Mazor|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Department of Government, LSE

You love it, you need it. But food production and consumption are changing fast. What are the ethics and policy issues on your dinner plate today? What does it mean to be healthy or sustainable? Do we need new food policies, and if so, which ones?

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfoodpolicy