Rob Lyons
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.


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, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
How can we create a new industrial revolution?

Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Frobisher 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 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Do we need a ‘Green New Deal’?

Sunday 3 November, 14:00 Garden Room
Why do we get fat? In conversation with the Angry Chef