Following the great success of 'TalkScience' events at the British Library in London, the British Science Association West Yorkshire Branch is delighted to introduce these events to Leeds, in collaboration with the British Library and Leeds Central library.

The first event in the new series will be on GM Crops. We are inviting a panel of scientists, politicians and opinion-formers to come and discuss GM Crops - the science, the ethics, their place in our society.

Each speaker will give a brief introduction to their background in the topic before we open the floor to questions and discussion. This is your opportunity to engage with experts in the field.


Professor Jurgen Denecke - Professor of Plant Cell Biology & Biotechnology, Leeds University
Liz O'Neill - Director of GM Freeze
Martin Coates - Director of Agrantec Limited
Andy Goldring - Chief Executive of Permaculture


Dr Alice Owen - Lecturer in Business Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Leeds University.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. After the debate we will then head to a pub, for further discussion.

This event is completely FREE and we are keen to ensure these events remain free, but please do sign up, as spaces are limited.

And remember - we want to run debates on the topics that interest YOU! If there's an issue you would like to hear discussed, do get in touch!

Booking for this event has now closed.