Writing wrongs

What role do literature, science and policy play in protecting the planet?

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Fifty years since the death of conservationist Rachel Carson, we looked at her masterpiece Silent Spring, and asked "what have we learnt?"

Our panel of experts; author John Burnside FRSL, scientist Professor John Pickett CBE FRS and policy maker Kerry ten Kate dissected this important question and placed it in the context of the environmental challenges we face today.

This event was held in collaboration with the Royal Society of Literature.

Writing wrongs 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

Share this page