the team

Rob Lyons, science and technology director

Rob is a journalist, specialising in issues relating to science, technology, health, food and the environment. He is a columnist for the online magazine, spiked, where he worked for over a decade before joining the Institute as science and technology director in 2014. His writing has featured in the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, The South China Morning Post, and numerous other publications. Rob is also a frequent commentator on current affairs on radio and television, and has appeared on Newsnight, Channel 4 News, BBC Breakfast and The World Tonight as well as other national and international programmes. He is author of Panic on a Plate: how society developed an eating disorder. He is also convenor of the IoI’s Economy Forum.




Friday 6 February 2015

The Podcast of Ideas: Episode 2

In this edition we talk about mitochondrial donation, The Academy and the London Legal Salon's upcoming series of debates on abortion READ MORE

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Cheap milk, bankrupt farmers and the future of food

Do British farmers really need special protection? READ MORE

what's happening next

Battle of Ideas 2017

28 & 29 October 2017, The Barbican, Silk Street, London