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Tony Gilland

Tony Gilland
Tony Gilland is Debating Matters Director and the Science and Society Director at the Institute of Ideas (IoI). Tony directs the IoIís programme on scientific and medical controversies, particularly in relation to genetics, medical science and public health. He has programmed many symposiums, and edited several books on the subject.

Most recently, Tony initiated the Science Education Project, investigating the state of science education in the UK. The project has thus far resulted in a book edited by Tony, What is science education for?, which generated widespread coverage.

Tony has also written widely on the problem of risk aversion and defensiveness about scientific experimentation, contributing an article, ĎTrade War or Culture War? The GM Debate in Britain and the European Unioní to the book Let Them Eat Precaution.

Tony is National Coordinator of the IoIís acclaimed Debating Matters competition for sixth-form students. He produced the Battle for Science strand at the Battle of Ideas 2007 and is a frequent guest on radio and television programmes in the UK. Tony holds a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.

Tony Gilland was on the panel of the debate: What Future for Environmentalism? in October 2005.


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