IQ Squared Panel Discussion: "The World in 2050"

Past Event

22 September 2009, 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Panel discussion by speakers from the James Martin 21st Century School. The event is hosted by Intelligence Squared (the international debating forum on crucial issues of the day).

Tickets: Tickets cost £25 each and are available from IQ Squared by online purchase only.

What kind of world will we inhabit 40 years from now? What moral codes will we live by? We've tended to leave these enormous questions to science fiction but time travel isn't essential. In this fascinating evening of talks the scientific experts of the 21st Century School will reveal - sometimes to an alarming degree - just how much we already know about the world in 2050.

The speakers will be drawn from the James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford:

  • Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the James Martin 21st Century School
  • Dr Malcolm McCulloch, Director of the Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport
  • Professor Sarah Harper, Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing
  • Professor Julian Savulescu, Director of the Programme on Ethics of the New Biosciences.