BHA Conference 2012 – Part 1

The 2012 British Humanist Association conference took place in Cardiff on June 8th-10th. We were there and managed to record the talks. Here’s the first bunch of podcasts.

Professor Richard Dawkins is the world-renowned ethologist, evolutionary biologist, author, vice president of the British Humanist Association, and recipient of the 2012 ‘Services to Humanism’ award.


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Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading. Sometimes called ‘The First Human Cyborg’ the Institute of Physics selected Kevin to illustrate the ethical impact scientific work can have: the others selected were Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Nobel, Oppenheimer, and Rotblat.


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Ben Hammersley was born in Leicester in 1976. He is a renowned British internet technologist, journalist, author, broadcaster, and diplomat. His credits include Editor at Large of Conde Nast’s Wired UK magazine.


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Roger Martin was a career diplomat for 22 years, serving in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the UN before resigning ‘in fury’ to become an environmentalist. He is now Chair of the environmental charity Population Matters.


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Professor Sir David King FRS is the former UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science. He is currently Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford.


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Mark Stevenson is a British author, comedian, businessman, public speaker and futurologist, as well as a former semi-professional musician. His stand-up material focuses on science and he recently released a book entitled An Optimist’s Tour of the Future.


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You can also hear assorted interviews with some of the people featured above on Episode 140 of The Pod Delusion.

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