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  • Rob Lyons

    science and technology director

    Academy of Ideas

    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 Academy of Ideas 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 Academy of Ideas Economy Forum.

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Championship: Cardiff 2018

DEBATE: Fake News

Regional Final: London North 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

Regional Final: London North 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Repatriation of Artefacts

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Qualifying Round: Lewisham & Southwark 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

National FInal: National Final 2013/14

DEBATE: Ageing

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Regulation of the Media

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Cumbria 2011/12

DEBATE: Supermarkets

Regional Final: Scotland 2009/10

DEBATE: Artistic Expression

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