The following speakers gave presentations at the Royal Society’s discussion meetings in 2010. Click on the title of a talk to listen to that speaker (mp3 format).

Ageing process

'The new science of ageing' was held on 10-11 May 2010.

Biological diversity

'Biological diversity in a changing world' was held on 27-28 October 2010.

Cognition and computation

'Cognition, computation and consciousness' was held on 20-21 September 2010.

Cultural evolution

'Culture evolves' was held on 28-30 June 2010.

Extra-terrestrial life

'The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society' was held on 25-26 January 2010.


'Geoengineering - taking control of our planet's climate' was held on 08-09 November 2010.

Global sustainability

'The sustainable planet: opportunities and challenges for science, technology and society' was held on 12-14 July 2010.

Greenhouse gases

'Greenhouse gases in the Earth system: setting the agenda to 2030' was held on 22-23 February 2010

New vaccines

'New vaccines for global health' was held on 15-16 November 2010.

Stem cell biology

'2010: what next for stem cell biology?' was held on 18-19 October 2010.

Uncertainty in science

'Handling uncertainty in science' was held on 22-23 March 2010.

Web science

'Web science: A new frontier' was held on 27-28 September 2010 (video recordings are also available).