Rob Lyons
science and technology director, Academy of Ideas; convenor, IoI Economy Forum

Rob Lyons is science and technology director at the Academy of Ideas and a columnist for spiked. He writes on a wide range of issues, but takes a particular interest in issues around the environment, food, energy and risk. He is also convenor of the IoI Economy Forum.

Rob’s book, Panic on a Plate: How society developed an eating disorder, was published by Societas in October 2011. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio and also works as campaigns manager for Action on Consumer Choice.


Wednesday 28 September, 18.00 Państwomiasto, ul. Andersa 29 00-159, Warszawa
Abortion: whose life, whose choice?

Monday 10 October, 20.30 De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR, Amsterdam
Diversity: empowering some, silencing others?

Saturday 22 October, 10.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Big Data: does size matter?

Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Can biotechnology conquer ageing?

Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Garden Room
How will we feed Britain after Brexit?

Saturday 22 October, 17.30 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Is the future nuclear?

Sunday 23 October, 17.30 Pit Theatre
The UK economy after Brexit: sink or swim?

Saturday 19 November, 11.00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
After Brexit: is Europe over?

Saturday 19 November, 12.30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Identity politics and free speech: Who gets a say, and when?

Saturday 19 November, 14.30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Rise of the Robots: Will machines replace humans?

Saturday 19 November, 16.00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Age of terror: Why are people joining ISIS?

Saturday 19 November, 17.30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Divided States of America? The US after the election