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 Privacy' and speakers from across the area will come together to voice their views.

Doors open from 7:00 pm, with the debate to run from 7:30 pm  until 9:00 pm. This event is suitable for 14+ and the option of continued discussion afterwards in Science Bar just up the road is open to over 18s.

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Collated, anonymised data from the Future Debates series will be provided to the Chief Medical Officer for the purpose of informing policy about Genome Data Privacy. The event will not be recorded, nor will any individual be identifiable in any of this information.

Booking for this event has now closed.