On Tuesday 25 October, the Society’s Science Question Time event features on the London Science Festival programme. Jointly organised by the policy arm of the Biochemical Society and the Campaign for Science and Engineering, this time we’re inviting speakers and the audience to discuss the future of drugs (the pharmaceuticals kind, not the cannabis debate kind). The debate will be chaired by Professor Clive Page of King’s College London. You can find out more on the Society website, which also has details of the speakers, registration (which is free!) and how you can submit questions – whether or not you will be in attendance. The event will take place in the evening, at Guy’s campus, King’s College London.
This is the fifth Science Question Time since the event was started in February 2011. Previous topics have included the State of the Scientific Nation, Education, Impact and Higher Education. A selection of recordings of these events – along with other Society policy events – are available to listen to from the Society website. The events follow a similar pattern to Question Time on the BBC, with a chair briefly introducing the panellists before moving straight into discussion. Questions are submitted in advance or can be asked during the debate.