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
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