Surveying Galton’s Legacy

November 15, 2017, Royal Society, London

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

Posted: October 05, 2017