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Open science and ethics debate

Two University of Manchester professors will host a public meeting where they will ponder the question: Will science save the world?

Lucio Piccirillo, Professor of Radio Astronomy, and John Harris, Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics, will discuss various themes relating to the direction of science, and to the hopes and fears surrounding it.

They will discuss themes such as the Large Hadron Collider, the case of the H1N5 virus, the risk of bioterrorism, and various other hot themes raised by contemporary science.

The pair will talk about the ethical implications of scientific freedom and will engage with members of the audience for any questions arising.

The free event takes place at the Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, on 24 May from 5pm to 7pm.

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