Monday, 21 February 2011

Never Let Me Go - speakers confirmed.

We have five speakers confirmed for the next Cardiff sciSCREEN event to be held on Wednesday March 23rd after a screening of Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek. This month's event is being sponsored by Globalising European Bioethics Education (GLEUBE) who study the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine and is part of Cardiff University's Big Ideas in Science month.

Speakers include Dr. Mark Cutter who is based at the School of Public Health and Clinical Studies at the University of Central Lancashire; Dr. Joan Haran who is based at the ESRC centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen); Dr. Ilyas Khan who is based in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University; Dr. David Mellor who is based at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University and Dr. Andrew Edgar from the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

The discussion will cover a number of themes brought up by the film including the realities of tissue engineering, cloning and the media, the ethics of organ donation, the philosophy of art and domination and political consciousness.

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