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On July 16th, Donna held an internet webinar in the 'Talking Biopolitics' series and appeared at a book launch for her new book Me Medicine at the Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley, California.
In March, Donna spoke at the Words by the Water Festival, at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, on the controversial topic 'God, Mammon and Biotechnology'. Later that month, she appeared at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival at the event 'Science and the Future: Death -- a Necessary End?'
Donna also spoke on the topic 'Are Genes Us?' at the Royal Society for the Arts, London, on Thursday 28th June, and at the Dartington 'Ways with Words' festival on Friday 6th July. She asked the challenging questions: Is our personal identity genetically determined and free will just an illusion? If so, where does that leave our sense of self?
In March 2012 Donna spoke at the Oxford Literary Festival on the topic 'God, Mammon and Biotechnology'. It's universally accepted that religion is the greatest threat to scientific progress, but Donna argued that commercialisation of the body is a much greater barrier.
Donna is a fluent and experienced speaker, with over one hundred public appearances all around the world—including the Edinburgh Literary Festival, US National Public Service Radio 'Coast to Coast', BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' and 'Woman's Hour', BBC Radio 3 'Night Waves', BBC Radio 5 'Simon Mayo Show', and the Science Museum in London. She also publishes widely syndicated columns in newspapers around the world.
On October 2, 2012, Donna was a guest speaker at a Labour Party Conference fringe event entitled 'Global body shopping--should there be any limits on what's for sale?' The event took place in the Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. On October 3 there was a discussion and book signing for Donna's Bioethics book at Foyle's, Charing Cross Road, in London, starting at 6:30 pm.
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