Enlightenment Lecture by Professor Lord Robert Winston

Please join us for the next lecture in our Enlightenment Lecture series, which will be delivered by Professor Lord Robert Winston.

Professor Lord Robert Winston

Lord Winston will discuss medicine, ethics and society at the McEwan Hall on Monday 21 October, at 6.30pm.

The free public lecture also forms part of this year's Our Changing World series.

Professor Lord Robert Winston

Lord Winston has an international reputation for his research into human reproduction and has pioneered advances widely used in fertility and IVF treatment.

He is also known for his work in popularising science and medicine on television and for writing a number of popular science books for both adults and children.

Event details

Tickets and cancellations

This lecture is sold out and our waiting list for cancellations is fully subscribed.

The event is being filmed and will be available online and as part of our 21st Century Enlightenment podcast series.

Please do let us know if you unable to attend as we have a very large waiting list. Contact Lauren Sandford.


21st Century Enlightenment

Medicine Ethics and Society

Doors open at 6.00pm.Please note that this event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Monday 21 October 2013, 5.30pm

Monday 21 October 2013, 6.30pm

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

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Enlightenment Lectures

The University’s Enlightenment Lectures examine aspects of the Enlightenment's legacy in the context of our own fraught and hectic times.

The lectures encompass talks from global leaders in politics, philosophy, science and economics.

Previous speakers include Mary Robinson, Joseph Stiglitz, Irene Khan, Aubrey Manning, Amartya Sen and Jon Snow.


You can watch videos of previous 21st Century Enlightenment lectures online or subscribe to our podcast series.

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21st Century Enlightenment

Our Changing World

Our Changing World is a series of free public lectures examining the global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges.

These issues include food, energy and water security, the spread of infectious diseases, developments in technology and medicine, and climate change

The unique format offers an excellent opportunity for students, staff, and the public to engage with world-class thinkers.

Our Changing World


You can watch videos of previous Our Changing World lectures online or subscribe to our podcast series.

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Contact details

For more information on this event, including any access enquiries, please contact Lauren Sandford.

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