science and technology director, IoI; convenor, IoI Economy Forum
Rob Lyons is science and technology director at the IoI and a columnist for spiked. He writes on a wide range of issues, but takes a particular interest in issues around the environment, food, energy and risk. He is also convenor of the IoI Economy Forum.
Rob is author of Panic on a Plate: How society developed an eating disorder. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio.
Thursday 28 September, 18:00 Państwo-Miasto, Andersa 29, 00-001 Warszawa
Do we live in a ‘post-truth’ society?
Saturday 21 October, 11:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Are we living in a ‘post-truth’ society?
Saturday 21 October, 12:30 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
How can we revive the Scottish economy?
Saturday 21 October, 14:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Whose culture is it anyway? The cultural appropriation debate
Saturday 21 October, 15:15 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
From the spirit of Shackleton to ‘cotton-wool kids’: have we become too risk averse?
Saturday 28 October, 10:00 Frobisher 1-3
Rebooting Britain: industrial strategy for the 21st century
Saturday 28 October, 14:00 Frobisher 1-3
Is globalisation over? The future of world trade
Sunday 29 October, 14:00 Conservatory
Can sustainability and environmentalism survive Brexit Britain?
Sunday 29 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
From AI to Big Data: can technology save the NHS?
Sunday 29 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Rage against the machines: is automation a threat to jobs?
Saturday 18 November, 11:00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Fake news and rigged elections: moral panic or threat to democracy?
Saturday 18 November, 17:30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
America: where now?