If Darwin’s boys don’t get to town in time, it will be historic. A chance to talk about what really happens in evolution without Darwin clogging the works.
New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives
The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the British Academy by Professor Denis Noble CBE FMedSci FRS, Professor Nancy Cartwright FBA, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, Professor John Dupré and Professor Kevin Laland.
Developments in evolutionary biology and adjacent fields have produced calls for revision of the standard theory of evolution, although the issues involved remain hotly contested. This meeting will present these developments and arguments in a form that will encourage cross-disciplinary discussion and, in particular, involve the humanities and social sciences in order to provide further analytical perspectives and explore the social and philosophical implications.
The schedule of talks, biographies and abstracts are available below. Alternatively you can download the draft programme (PDF). Recorded audio of the talks will be available on this page after the event has taken place.
Attending this event
This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend, but advance registration is essential. An optional lunch can be purchased at the time of registration and is priced at £20 per day.
Enquiries: Contact the events team.