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). He has also written reports on sugar taxes, the impact of the smoking ban on pubs and the culture wars over nicotine and edited a survey of views from a wide range of commentators on the future of food. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio.
Thursday 10 October, 18:45 Remark Events, 18 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7SU
Central banking: behind the mystique
Friday 18 October, 19:30 Sedbergh People's Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh LA10 5DQ
How can we bridge the north-south divide?
Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Frobisher 1-3
How do we solve a problem like the climate emergency?
Saturday 2 November, 14:00 Barbican Library
The Life Of Brian at 40: are we more easily offended today?
Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Frobisher 1-3
How can we deal with problem lifestyles?
Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Auditorium 1
Does the world need a government?
Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Frobisher 1-3
From bugs to beef-free burgers: what’s the future of food?
Sunday 3 November, 10:00 Garden Room
Do we need a ‘Green New Deal’?
Sunday 3 November, 14:00 Garden Room
How can we create a new industrial revolution?
Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Auditorium 1
Why do we get fat? In conversation with the Angry Chef
Saturday 23 November, 15:45 University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963, Berlin
Genes, sex and sport: should Caster Semenya be allowed to compete?
Saturday 23 November, 17:15 University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963, Berlin
How can we deal with the climate emergency?