Surveying Galton's Legacy: Free conference, Royal Society (15 Nov)

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I have been requested to pass along the announcement of this conference, taking place at the Royal Society, London, 15 November 2017, organised by the Galton Institute,

The annual Galton Institute Conference this year at The Royal Society will explore how Francis Galton’s work a century ago underlies many novel technologies and ideas in human genetics and heredity today. We explore controversial issues such as the genomics of cognitive function and the genetics of intellectual disability and historical and ethical aspects will also be tackled by eminent speakers.  The programme can be accessed here  . Professor van Heyningen has written in more detail about the philosophy and theme of the conference at

The meeting is free, but registration is essential.  The registration site can be reached at and you can also register via Eventbrite