This term’s CiS-Faraday lecture will be a debate on Stem Cells on 6th March at 5.30 pm in the Howard Building, Downing College. Dr William Hurlbut from Stanford who is an advisor on bioethics to the US President will debate head-to-head with Sir Brian Heap (Cambridge, formerly Foreign Scretary of The Royal Society). This provides an excellent opportunity to engage with the US presidential view on such matters which tends to be so different from that enshrined in current UK legislation, and is timely in view of both UK and US current debate on this issue.
The debate will be chaired by Prof. Sir Martin Evans FRS, who is Director of the School of Biosciences and Professor of Mammalian Genetics of Cardiff University. This will be an interactive discussion with ample opportunity for questions from the floor. The discussion will be followed by refreshments with a bookstall available. All are welcome.