BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2011

Professor Julian Savulescu recently participated in the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2011 in a discussion on moral enhancement

Along with Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, the Foreign Secretary, William Hague MP, and leading intelletual Germaine Greer, Savulescu took part in BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2011 on Sunday 6 November.  See brochure for full festival line-up and timings.  The discussion will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 November, details below.

Tickets for all events are FREE. To book call The Sage Gateshead on 0191 443 4661 or visit www.thesagegateshead.org.  Standby tickets will be available on the day.

Live event: Julian Savulescu, Sun 6 November at 1.45pm – 3.00pm, Hall Two
The Moral Obligation to Improve. Is it time to enhance humans by changing their genes? Why shouldn’t we allow drugs in sport if they make us reach even greater heights of achievement? Julian Savulescu, Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford and Editor of the ‘Journal of Medical Ethics’, has some controversial opinions that challenge our assumptions. He thinks we should harness the incredible genetic revolution currently taking place and use  technologies such as genetic manipulation and selection to improve our lives.

Broadcast: BBC Radio 3's programme at 10.00pm on Tuesday 15 November

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