The British Council invites you to attend two public events, which are part of the Week of Sciences. The events are on Friday 15 November at the Municipal Library and are both in English.
International FameLab Echoes 2019, 15 November from 10.30
National winners of FameLab 2019 from Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, Czech Republic, etc. come to Prague to present their 3-min. shows to share with the audience the hottest topics from the natural sciences, mathematics and medicine. As every year Dr. Michael Londesborough will host the event.
Dr. Andrew Steele: Can we cure ageing? 15 November from 15.00
Can we cure ageing?
If you had to rank the problems facing humanity today, what would take the top spot? Climate change? Poverty? Antibiotic resistance? These are all serious, but biologist Andrew Steele thinks that the biggest problem is often overlooked: ageing. Every day, 100,000 people die from diseases caused by ageing—twice as many as are killed by everything else combined. Getting older seems inevitable, but new findings in biology are showing us that we can slow ageing, and even turn back the clock. For the first time in human history, we can ask the question: can we cure ageing? And, if we could, would we want to?
Dr Andrew Steele
Andrew is a scientist, writer and campaigner based in London, UK. After a PhD in physics, he decided that ageing was the biggest humanitarian problem of our time and decided to switch to a career in biology. He is currently writing a book about the biology of ageing which will be published in 2020.