Distinguished Lecture Series: The Uses of Science - Prof. Sir John Sulston
|Dates:||19 September 2013|
|Times:||18:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Student Welcome Team|
|How much:||Free - but booking essential|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
The impact of science and technology on society, and the pace of change, is dramatic. This growth brings obvious benefits, but also brings ethical and regulatory dilemmas, including the need to balance profitability with social justice. The institute for Science Ethics and Innovation was founded to examine these issues. In 2010 it published the Manchester Manifesto (subtitled 'Who owns science?'), which has led to a number of debates on the subject.
Our discussion will look at the issues raised in these exchanges, placing them in the global context of science and society, at recent developments in biological patenting, and at the responsibility of the University.
Professor Sir John Sulston was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2002 jointly with Sydney Brenner and Bob Horvitz. He was the Founder Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre from 1992 to 2000, where one third of the task to sequence the human genome was completed and in 2002 he co-authored with Georgina Ferry The Common Thread, an account of the science, politics and ethics of the human genome project. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
About the Distinguished Lecture Series:
Daily lectures delivered by some of our most distinguished academics. These lectures are for anyone and everyone whether you're studying this for your degree or simply curious.
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Price: Free - but booking essential
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B