Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Robert Winston - SOLD OUT

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 09, 2017 09:20 AM |
The next Chancellor’s Distinguished lecture is to be given by eminent scientist and presenter Professor Robert Winston.

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Robert Winston to Leicester to give a free public lecture on the ‘dark side’ of scientific discovery.

The lecture, which is entitled ‘Misusing Science’ will be held at Athena Leicester on Thursday 9 February at 6pm and is open to all staff and students.

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London. For over forty years he has pioneered techniques to improve fertility treatments and has produced over 300 scientific publications.

In addition to his medical and academic successes, Robert Winston has also presented many BBC television series, including Making Babies, Superhuman, The Secret Life of Twins, Child of Our Time, Human Instinct, The Human Mind, Frontiers of Medicine and the BAFTA award-winning The Human Body.

Professor Winston said: “Some of our most important scientific discoveries have uses which were never envisaged at the time and virtually all the best scientific discoveries have a dark side which threatens humanity.

“I’m very much looking forward to visiting Leicester and delivering this Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture for the University of Leicester.”

Such is the popularity of the event that tickets have sold out after just four days. If you would like to be added to the public waiting list, please call the University Events Team on 0116 252 5499.

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