NON-LAAG EVENT: Royal Society Public Lecture "Stem cells and human health"

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A topic that should be of interest to every atheist, as religious groups everywhere try to slow scientific advance in this particular field especially. Probably will be really busy so don't be late, be early! Below is the information from the Royal Society's own website.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Public lecture by Professor Fiona Watt FRS

Professor Fiona Watt FRS is Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Kings College London

The field of stem cells and regenerative medicine is a young, fast-moving and exciting research area. It offers the promise of unprecedented improvements in human health yet raises ethical concerns about the use of cells from human embryos and how to protect desperate patients from seeking unproven stem cell therapies. In the UK there is a growing awareness of the importance of research in this area and in 2012  the Chancellor of the Exchequer highlighted Regenerative Medicine as one of the government’s strategic priorities in science. In this lecture Professor Watt will give her perspectives on the potential of stem cells to improve human health.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.

If you require British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation please contact the events team no later than 2 weeks prior to the event and we would be happy to arrange an interpreter.

A live video will be available on this page when the event starts and a recorded video will be available a few days afterwards.

Enquiries: Contact the events team


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