Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics
Finishes at: Friday 21 October 9:00 PM
Why on earth does the spectre of eugenics still loom so large in the 21st century despite its genocidal past? Control tells the story of how, throughout history, the powerful have repeatedly attempted to dictate and dominate reproduction and so regulate the interface of breeding and society. Steeped in contemporary genetics, Rutherford’s Control unpicks one of the defining and most destructive ideas of the 20th century.
Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, author and broadcaster; he hosts BBC’s Inside Science and The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. ‘Here is a remarkable combination of intelligence, knowledge, insight and political passion,’ says Carlo Rovelli.
We welcome Adam back to Wells.
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