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.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum
Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS
Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at Mid-Kent College
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.