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

Part of the LSE Festival 2020: Shape the World

All welcome | Free to attend | Ticketed

Tickets will be available from 12 noon on Monday 10 February 2020 here


Scientists agree that nature and nurture are essential ingredients in human development. But if both the blank slate and genetic determinism have been rejected, why do researchers still disagree and what is it that they disagree about? Join us as we’ll explore the issues at stake, taking a wide variety of perspectives, from the philosophy of science to epigenetics, and behavioural science to developmental psychology.


Tom Dickins
Professor of Behavioural Science, Middlesex University & Research Associate, CPNSS, LSE

Eva Jablonka
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Tel Aviv University & Visiting Fellow, CPNSS, LSE

Sophie von Stumm
Professor of Psychology in Education, University of York


Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE


Co-sponsored by the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, LSE


Quick accessibility map here. Full access information for the New Academic Building in general, and the Sheik Zayed Theatre in particular, available here.


All welcome | Free to attend | Ticketed

Tickets will be available a month before the event here



7 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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