5.7.10

Cryonics: Purpose, History, and Problems - A Scientific and Cultural Perspective

Ben Best, President of the Cryonics Institute

Date: Friday 23rd July
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Room 415, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX

About this talk:

The presentation will begin by outlining the motivation and procedures for implementing cryonics, touching on social problems. This will be followed by a brief history of the cryonics movement. Then some of the technical and scientific challenges will be described. A question period will follow.

About the speaker:

Ben Best has been President of the Cryonics Institute since 2003 and has been a cryonics activist since the late 1980s, joining Alcor in 1991. He has written extensively about every aspect of life extension on his website www.benbest.com

About the venue:

Room 415 is on the fourth floor (via the lift near reception) in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations (map)

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