Time: October 13, 2009 from 6:15pm to 9:30pm
Location: Kings Cross
Street: One KX, 120 Cromer Street
City/Town: London WC1H 8BS
Website or Map: http://www.ytouring.org.uk
Event Type: rsa, london, region, –, performing, arts, event, 13, oct, 09
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2009
This is one of an occasional series of performing arts events showcasing companies who deal specifically with social issues close to the heart of the RSA.
Y Theatre’s Theatre of Debate® presents drama for young people that examines current, science based issues, followed by debate between cast and audience.
Breathing Country is a new work by award-winning playwright Ben Musgrave that explores the issues raised by the use of electronic patient records in medical research: the risks that this brings to our security and the benefits it offers to our daily healthcare and to medical research. For this special performance for RSA Fellows, two experts with very different views will join the debate: Martyn Thomas FRE and Marlene Winfield OBE.
Y Touring is presenting a special performance of Breathing Country just for RSA Fellows and guests, at their base - One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS at 6.15 pm for 7 pm performance.
There will be time before and after the performance for Fellows to network.
Tickets are just £17.50 including pre-show drinks and nibbles. Fellows may bring guests, this performance is suitable for the over 14s
To book: Please send a cheque payable to RSA London Region for £17.50 per person, to Jackie Elliman, RSA/YTT, c/o ITC, 12 The Leathermarket, London SE1 3ER by 25 Sept 2009 and include the following details:-
More information about Y Touring Theatre:
www.ytouring.org.uk www.geneticfutures.com www.theatreofdebate.com
The Guest Speakers
Martyn Thomas FRE is a consultant software engineer specialising in safety-related and other critical computer systems. He was awarded a CBE for services to software engineering. He acts as an expert witness where complex software engineering issues are involved and works extensively with universities. He is a member of the UK Computing Research Committee and has received honorary doctorates from City University , London and the universities of Edinburgh and Hull .
Marlene Winfield OBE is Head of Public Engagement for the National Programme for IT in the NHS. Before joining the NHS, Marlene was Head of Policy Research and Strategy at the National Consumer Council, working particularly in the areas of data protection, freedom of information and civil justice. She was made an OBE in 2000 for services to civil justice reform. Marlene was a founder and trustee of Public Concern at Work, she has been an adviser to the UK ’s biggest ethical investment funds, Friends’ Provident’s Stewardship and she ran a support group for women injured by the Dalkon Shield contraceptive.
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