Second International Seminar of the series ‘Society and Drugs: A Rational Perspective’

Royal Society, London, 19 February 2003.


The Beckley Foundation hosted a discussion over dinner at The Royal Society on Wednesday 19th February 2003. This followed a public talk involving three speakers sponsored by The Royal Society and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, entitled “Narco-odysseys.”


The Role of Drugs in Society. Kary Mullis, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Is it Possible to Have Recreational Drugs Which are Relatively Safe? Prof Leslie Iversen, University of Oxford

Are Drugs Here to Stay? Prof Cieran Regan, University College Dublin

How Can Society Best Deal With Drugs? Simon Jenkins, former editor, The Times; member of the Independent Enquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Future Drugs: Designing Safer Drugs. Prof Gustav Born, William Harvey Research Institute


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