Rob Lyons
science and technology director, Academy of Ideas

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, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Protectionism: can we avoid the trade wars?

Saturday 13 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Monopoly money: is big business too big?

Sunday 14 October, 12:00 Cinema 1
Trust: 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learnt the lessons?

Saturday 3 November, 11:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Fight for queen and country? Military service today