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Brave New World

2 March | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Part of the LSE Festival 2019


All welcome | Free to attend | Ticketed

Tickets available on LSE Festival 2019: New World Disorders – Ticket Information


In this age of utopian technologies, we can design mechanical limbs for amputees and chemically engineer happiness for depressives. From the fluoride in our water to genetically modified babies, scientific advances pose complex new ethical questions. We explore the major bioethical issues of our time. Is philosophy braced for this brave new world? Are scientists and engineers morally obliged to design a utopia? Or are things best left to ‘nature’?


Richard Ashcroft
Professor of Bioethics, Queen Mary University of London
David Healy
Professor of Psychiatry, Bangor University
Emily Jackson
Professor of Law, LSE

Shahidha Bari
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Romanticism, Queen Mary University of London


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2 March
11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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