I met Tom Shakespeare a week or so back in Newcastle. I have known of Tom's work for a number of years now and have cited a few things he has written. He does a great job of engaging people in ethical debate across sectors - arts, politics, philosophy, science - and he just told me about an event where he will speak next month. It is the Darwin Summer Symposium for 2006 entitled 'Unnatural Selection'. Other speakers include Lee Silver (Princeton), author of Remaking Eden...whom I also met this year at the Tomorrow's People conference in Oxford.