The British Science Associaiton (BSA) has launched a new, one-day event for leaders, influencers and policy makers, both within and beyond science, to debate and agree radical new ways of using science to advance society. The BSA's inagural Huxley Summit will take place in London, on Tuesday 8 November.

The Summit is named after self-taught scientist, Thomas Huxley, who argued for Darwin’s theory of evolution against the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce, at the BSA’s Annual Meeting in 1860.  This was a pivotal moment in the public’s understanding and opinion of evolution. 

Some 150 years later, the BSA is bringing together leading commentators to continue the spirit of Huxley and discuss the challenges of today.

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