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ENHANCEMENT IN SPORT - Faster, Higher, Stronger, Yet?

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McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene’t Street (behind The Eagle pub)

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“Hormones, vitamins, stimulants and depressives are oils upon the creaky machinery of life. Principal item, however, is the machinery.” Martin H. Fischer

Sport is about pushing the human body as far as is physically possible. But what about scientific advancements that can surpass these limitations? The expanding spheres of molecular biology and materials science give more possibilities to extend human strength and endurance. To confuse issues further, there are a whole host of legal supplements that can enhance performance, and technology is improving sports equipment not just humans.

In this exciting debate examining human enhancement, join our panel of experts to discuss the impact science is having and will have on sport:

- Dr Andy Miah (University of the West of Scotland)

- Dr Thomas Petersen (University of Roskilde, Denmark)

- Dr Alun Williams (Manchester Metropolitan University)

- Ms Clare Cunningham (Former Paralympic Swimmer – Deloitte & Touche LLP )

The panel will be chaired by Ms Michele Verroken of Sporting Integrity. Following a short presentation from each speaker, the floor will be open to you so we invite you to express your questions and views and come ready to challenge the panel!

Refreshments will be served at the end. We look forward to welcoming you!

Kindly sponsored by Deloitte (London 2012 Supporter) – for more information see

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