Dr Philip Ball
science writer and broadcaster; author How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We Are and How We Are Made; presenter, BBC Radio 4, Science Stories

Dr Philip Ball is a writer and author whose work has appeared in Nature, the Guardian, Prospect, New Statesman and many other publications. He is also a presenter of Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. He writes on all areas of the sciences, and has a particular interest in how science interacts with broader culture, literature and art.

His latest book, How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We Are and How We Are Made (HarperCollins, 2019)examines what it means to be human in light of new developments in genetic editing, cloning and neural downloading.


Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Frobisher 4-6
Genome editing: do we need global regulation?