Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, runs a research programme in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, on improvements in transgenic technology in animal models, with a long-term aim of improving human transplantation.
Robert Winston has around 300 scientific publications in peer-review journals on reproduction and embryology. He is also Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the Royal College of Music and was voted “Peer of the Year” by his fellow Parliamentarians in June 2008 for his expertise and work on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
1. Can Science Make you Happy?
In this talk Professor Winston examines the role of hormone studies, brain imaging, sexuality, research into child development, pharmacology, social science research and psychological studies to see how science might help us understand happiness.
2. Was Darwin right?
In this lecture Robert Winston explores to what extent human evolution has stopped, and whether we might influence our own evolution in future.
3. The Science Delusion
This talk takes us on mankind’s journey from the Gargas Caves in the Pyrenees, to the Tower of Babel, then to Renaissance Italy, the Search for Extra-Terrestial Intelligence and the Large Hadron Collider
4. Can we prevent the destruction of our planet?
Number of talks depends on number of sea days! The final programme will be given on board