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Science and Society lecture series focuses on the media

Imperial College and LSE continue their joint lecture series on Science and Society with Science and the Media on Thursday 28 November at Imperial College. Professor Lord Winston will give the keynote lecture.

Lord Winston is Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, researching transgenic technology, genomic imprinting, and screening zygotes for genes causing cancer in young people. He has published around 300 scientific papers in learned journals and has presented three popular science TV series: Your Life in Their Hands, The Human Body and Making Babies. 

He is a member of the select committee on science and technology, chairman of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Reproductive Health, and speaks regularly in the House of Lords on education, science and medicine.

This lecture is free and open to all but a ticket is required. To obtain a ticket, available from Monday 28 October, call 020 7955 6100 or email events@lse.ac.uk| 

PLEASE NOTE: Science and the Media takes place on Thursday 28 November at 6.30pm in the Great Hall, Sherfield Building, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ.


To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


The Science and Society lectures herald the formal collaboration of LSE and Imperial in a number of areas and are designed to get to the heart of issues concerned with the social impact of science and technology, building the bridge between science and society. The two colleges have many complementary strengths that will be greatly enhanced by closer cooperation.

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.

The second in the series was entitled Who Says Our Food is Safe?. Professor Roy Anderson FRS of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College and a member of the UK government's Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee, gave the keynote lecture and focused on food safety with relation to BSE.

New Genetics and Society on Thursday 3 October, was held at Imperial College with John Burn, Professor in Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University, an honorary consultant with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust and director of the Northern Genetics Service, gave the keynote lecture.

8 October 2002