science and technology director, Academy of Ideas; convenor, AoI Economy Forum
Rob Lyons is science and technology director at the Academy of Ideas and a columnist for spiked. He writes on a wide range of issues, but takes a particular interest in issues around the economy, environment, food, energy and risk. He is also convenor of the AoI Economy Forum.
Rob is author of Panic on a Plate: How society developed an eating disorder (2011) and has written reports on sugar taxes and the impact of the smoking ban on pubs. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio.
Saturday 13 October, 10:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
The productivity puzzle: too much like hard work?
Saturday 13 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Protectionism: can we avoid trade wars?
Saturday 13 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Monopoly money: is big business too big?
Saturday 13 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 2
From robots to UBI: is capitalism digging its own grave?
Sunday 14 October, 12:00 Cinema 1
Trust: 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learnt the lessons?
Sunday 14 October, 14:00 Free Stage
Brexit: deal or no deal?
Sunday 14 October, 16:00 Garden Room
War on plastic: a load of rubbish?
Saturday 3 November, 11:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Fight for queen and country? Military service today
Saturday 3 November, 12:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
What is education for?
Saturday 3 November, 14:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Whatever happened to political protest?
Saturday 3 November, 15:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
From the Suffragettes to feminism’s generation war: women’s rights today
Tuesday 6 November, 18:00 University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963, Berlin
Freedom in an age of prohibition
Saturday 17 November, 11:00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Is social media bad for society?
Saturday 17 November, 14:30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Only joking? Satire and politics today