I thought you might like to hear about our latest project.
Greenpeace and New Scientist have come together to create a series of four Science Debates where, inspired by both reason and passion, we can debate some of the profound ways in which science and technology may affect the way we live and think in the future.
Obviously Greenpeace and New Scientist take different views on a number of things in relation to these debates, but we do agree that the future impact of science and technology needs public debate, public enlightenment and the empowerment of individuals to help make decisions about the future.
Demand from the public for tickets to the debate is very high and we expect them to sell out shortly. To book a ticket call the RI box office on 020 7670 2985 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to know any more please let me know.
Hope you can make it.
Dr. Douglas Parr
Chief Scientific Adviser
Tel: (+44) 020 7 865 8240
Fax: (+44) 0207 865 8200
WHAT IS ' NATURAL ' ?
TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2002 AT 7.30PM
What does the biotechnology century do to our relationship with nature?
Will we enjoy wandering through a garden less if we know the flowers are built in the lab?
Is our idea of "the natural "simply a romantic myth that needs to be abandoned?
Richard Dawkins, Simonyi Professor of the public understanding of science at the
University of Oxford, and author of the Selfish Gene.
Patrick Holden, head of the Soil Association and a leading campaigner for organic farming.
Aubrey Manning , professor emeritus of biology at Edinburgh University and presenter of BBC TV 's Earth Story.
Chris Leaver , head of plant sciences at the University of Oxford.
THE SEARCH FOR PERFECTION
GOOD WITHOUT THE BAD?
CAN SCIENCE BE DIRECTED?