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LSE/Imperial lecture series: Who Says Our Food is Safe?

Photograph of Professor Roy Anderson FRSProfessor Roy Anderson FRS (left) of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College, spoke to LSE and Imperial College students, staff and members of the public about food safety on Monday 29 April at LSE.

The second in a joint LSE/Imperial lecture series Science and Society, Who Says Our Food is Safe? addressed the topical issue of food safety, using the example of BSE to show the interface between scientific research and the development of policy in protecting public health in the area of food safety.

A panel of three experts followed Professor Anderson's presentation to discuss the implications for society from three different perspectives:

  • George Gaskell, Professor of Social Psychology, LSE
  • Shereen El Feki, medical correspondent of The Economist
  • Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Thames Valley University

The lecture was the second in a four-part series exploring science and society issues and which demonstrates the complementarity of both universities' research agendas. The lecture series is one of a number of initiatives resulting from the agreement last summer between Imperial College and LSE to collaborate in various academic and administrative areas.

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For more information, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

Notes:

The first Science and Society lecture, Risk and Society - Is Science Dangerous?, attracted over 300 people. Lewis Wolpert, Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London and a columnist for The Independent, gave the keynote lecture, followed by a panel discussion with: Dr David Jefferys, Medical Devices Agency; Professor Rod Smith, Imperial College; and Professor John Adams, University College London. For more details, click here.|

The final two lectures in the Science and Society series will be held at the Imperial College Great Hall:

  • New Genetics in Society, Thursday 2 October
  • Science in the Media, Thursday 28 November

Tickets for these events are not yet available and will be out nearer the time. Updates on all LSE events can be found at www.lse.ac.uk/events|

30 April 2002

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