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Why scientists should also be revolutionaries

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Professor David Nutt is the Edmund J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. His work focuses on exploring the causes of addiction and other psychiatric disorders as well as searching for new treatments. He is currently the President of the European Brain Council and Founding Chair of Professor Nutt has previosly served as president of the British Association of Psychopharmacology, the British Neuroscience Association and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is an adamant defender of scientific research, and has been awarded the John Maddox Prize for his efforts to this end.

His talk will focus on how the concept of a ‘revolutionary’ was derived from the first western scientific research in astronomy, and how the establishment tried to suppress the empirical findings. Nutt will then discuss even worse censorship of present day research findings as a result of the ‘war on drugs’ and how this has massively impaired advances in neuroscience and psychiatry.

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