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Imperial College/LSE joint lecture series continues

Imperial College and LSE continue their joint lecture series on Science and Society. The 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 series continues with:

  • New Genetics and Society: Thursday 3 October, 6.30pm, Great Hall, Imperial College.
    Speaker: John Burn, Professor in Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University, an honorary consultant with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust and director of the Northern Genetics Service
  • Science and the Media: Thursday 28 November, 6.30pm, Great Hall, Imperial College
    Speaker: Professor Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London

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.

Further details be will posted on www.lse.ac.uk/events| nearer the time.

6 August 2002