Thursday, February 23, 2006

Douglas Adams memorial lecture will occur the 23th March

It's very good news for everybody. Professor Robert Winston will be the the guest for the fourth Douglas Adams memorial lecture : "Is the human an endangered species?".
Save the Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency are co-hosting the Fourth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture with a talk by Professor Robert Winston, on Thursday 23 March at the Royal Geographic Society in London SW7. In this talk, he will combine some of the apparently threatening aspects of technology and the trust, or lack of it, in science.

Lord Winston is one of the country’s best-known scientists. As Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, University of London, and Director of NHS Research and Development and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Hammersmith Hospital, he has made advances in fertility medicine and been a leading voice in the debate on genetic engineering. His television series, including Your Life in Their Hands, Making Babies, The Human Body and The Human Mind and have made him a household name across Britain. He became a life peer in 1995.

The lecture is in aid of Save the Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency, two charities supported by Douglas Adams. Douglas developed his deep-seated interest in wildlife conservation during a 1985 visit to Madagascar, which eventually resulted in a book (Last Chance to See) about the plight of species facing extinction. Douglas Adams died unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 49. These Memorial Lectures continue to explore the themes in which Douglas was so interested.

The lecture will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 March 2006 at the Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7. Tickets @ £10, with a pay bar before and after the Lecture, are available from or Zoe at Save the Rhino, E:
Professor Winston’s recent books include: The Story of God (hardback, October 2005, Bantam Press, RRP £18.99); Body: An Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy (hardback, October 2005, Dorling Kindersley, RRP £12.99); Child of our Time (paperback, January 2005, Bantam Press, RRP £14.99); The Human Mind: And how to make the most of it (paperback, October 2004, Bantam Press, RRP £8.99); What Makes Me, Me? (hardback, July 2004, Dorling Kindersley, RRP £9.99); and Human Instinct (paperback, September 2003, Bantam Press, RRP £8.99). He is the editor of Human (hardback, September 2005, Dorling Kindersley, RRP £20)

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, film, computer games, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. For more information about Douglas Adams and his creations, please visit For a tribute to Douglas by Save the Rhino’s Founder Director, David Stirling, read this.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime. Since 1984, EIA has used pioneering investigative techniques all over the world to expose the impact of environmental crime and to seek lasting solutions. More info here.

Save the Rhino International works to conserve genetically viable populations of critically endangered rhinoceros species in the wild. We do this by fundraising for and making grants to rhino- and community-based conservation projects in Africa and Asia. More info at Save The Rhino official website.
Link to SRI shop page on which it gives details of the 4th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture