Tuck into Science in the Cafe

25 October 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Refectory Cafe
Tuck into Science in the Cafe
Enjoy a feast of science at our Science in the Cafe: Biomedical Ethics event which is part of this year's Norwich Science Festival.

An opportunity to join a stem cell research scientist and a medical clinician to tackle such ethical questions as: Should we keep brain-dead babies alive? Should we make vaccination against certain diseases compulsory? How should we make the most appropriate use of screening in pregnancy?

The evening will be chaired by the Revd Julie Norris, a former parish priest in the Ely Diocese who now researches and writes on the subject of biomedical ethics. Our two speakers, Chris Higgins and Mark Wilkinson will each give a 20-minute introduction to their subject. This will be followed by the opportunity for the audience to purchase drinks and to write down questions to put to the speakers and for further dialogue to take place.

Professor Chris Higgins is a Microbiologist/Geneticist and was Vice Chancellor of Durham University between 2007 -2014. He was previously the director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Head of Division in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.

Professor Mark Wilkinson is a Consultant at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital specialising in Histopathology. He teaches undergraduates at UEA Medical School and has a particular interest in research ethics.

Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 15+

This event is part of the Norwich Science Festival. For further information, and to book, visit their website.