Tony Gilland

Tony stood down as the director of the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters competition earlier this year to pursue a career in education. He is currently training to teach secondary school Maths in Kent.

Tony led DM for 10 years, overseeing its growth into a UK competition for nearly 300 schools and its expansion to India through a partnership with the British Council. As the Academy of Ideas’ Science and Society Director Tony organised a number of events and publications on the intersection between science and society at times of public controversy, especially in relation to genetics, public health, energy and climate change.

He holds a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.

Related Sessions
Saturday 20 March 2010, 3.15pm Churchill Room
Monday 18 October 2010, 7.00pm Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
Saturday 30 October 2010, 1.30pm Lecture Theatre 1
Sunday 31 October 2010, 12.30pm Lecture Theatre 1
Publications

What Is Science Education For? (ed.) (Academy of Ideas, 2006)
‘Trade War or Culture War? The GM Debate in Britain and the European Union’, in Let The Eat Precaution, (AEI, 2006)
Science: Can We Trust the Experts? (ed.) (Hodder Arnold, 2002)
Animal Experimentation: Good or Bad? (ed.) (Hodder Arnold, 2002)
Nature’s Revenge: Hurricanes, Floods and Climate Change (ed.) (Hodder Arnold, 2002)
‘Precaution, GM Crops and Farmland Birds’, in Rethinking Risk and the Precautionary Principle (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000)


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