Royal Society's Sir Venki Ramakrishnan Agrees to Post Public Evo Audio


What a lovely way to end 2016 and ring in 2017 . . . a note from the head of Royal Society Scientific Programmes on behalf of President Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan advising that the public discussion from the recent "new trends" in evolution conference will be posted shortly online on the Royal Society event webpage. The discourse in evolution science has come a long way in the past year and the Royal Society's decision to recognize that the circle has been drawn wider and a new integrated evolutionary synthesis has emerged is indeed a reason to celebrate.

Happy 2017!

"Dear Susan,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the recent Discussion Meeting 'New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives'.

I am responding on behalf of Sir Venki Ramakrishnan and Dr Julie Maxton. We do not always publish the recorded audio of the question and answer sessions from our discussion meetings. We have done so for some of our meetings in the past and we intend to do so for this meeting.

Unfortunately we did not inform participants in advance of the meeting in November that the Q&A sections of the meeting and the roundtable discussions would be recorded and made publically available. In order to put these sections online we need to give those that attended the opportunity to indicate if they would prefer their contribution not to be included. We will send a communication to participants about this. The audio files of the Q&A sessions will then be published on the event webpage.

Best wishes,


Polly Williams
Head of Scientific Programmes"