7th July 2018
200 years ago, during a time of rapid change across the scientific landscape, Mary Shelley created the character of Doctor Victor Frankenstein... Spoke on panel debates: Future Frankenstein I: icons & iconoclasts & Future Frankenstein II: science & fiction regarding the possible parallels to draw with our present day and the role science fiction has to play in the public perceptions of science.
Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled?
7th December 2018
Spoke with Hannah Devlin on why Dr Jiankui He's announcement that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies caused such uproar
EUGENICS: MYTH AND
17th October 2015
Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating questions such as "Are we already going too far in our manipulation of human genes, or should we embrace the ability to conquer illness?" & "To what extent should we be concerned about attempts to improve human beings?"
UK Film Premier: PERFECT
15th May 2019
Translated topics such as genome editing and human enhancement into clear, engaging and accessible language at this SCI-FI-LONDON premier.
Presented in association with The Biochemical Society.
Beyond Today: What’s wrong with designer babies?
29th November 2018
If He Jiankui really has created the world’s first genetically modified babies, it marks the beginning of a new and controversial chapter for the human race. It leaves us asking two questions: how did he do it, and are we ready?
The Future of Fertility
13th May 2018
Panel debate on what does the future of reproductive science hold for the human race? Is egg freezing the answer to fertility preservation for women? And now that we have the technology to edit the genome, will people start asking to make babies who are guaranteed to be tall and blond, or good at sports?
BANNING THE BRAVE NEW WORLD? THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE
21st October 2012
Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating the question of how developments in biomedicine are understood and debated by the public, whether the public has any meaningful input & what role do democracy, morality and a grasp of the actual science play in the process?