Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

This year's topic is 'Genome Data Privacy' and the British Science Association, supported by Genomics England, has worked with local partners to run debates across the country.

Join our panel of experts at this flagship Future Debate to discuss and debate the key issues around sharing genomic data.

Tickets are completely free - but you'll need to register if you wish to attend. 

Chairing the event will be Fiona Foxdirector of the Science Media Centre, who will be joined by a panel of speakers including:

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Government Science and Engineering Profession.

Dr Anna Middleton, Head of Society and Ethics Research, Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge.

Dr Anders Sandberg, Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.

Keynote address by Mark Caulfield, Director of the William Harvey Research Institute and Chief Scientist at Genomics England.

And other speakers, to be announced very soon.

This event will be held in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium at the Wellcome Collection. Tea and coffee will be served from 18.00, the debate will run from 19.00 until 20.30 pm and will be followed by a drinks reception. 

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Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-debates-genome-data-privacy-tickets-27404507620

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