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The Future of Sex

What role will science and technology play in sex, fertility and reproduction in the future?  Find out in a thought-provoking virtual event hosted in partnership with Pride in London

Technology has no doubt changed the face of modern dating and romantic relationships, even more so during the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ve assembled a panel of experts to discuss how robotics, virtual reality, machine learning and the web might play an even greater part in our sex lives in the future.

The topics of reproduction and fertility and how new and evolving treatments may change our relationship with sex and reproduction forever will also be explored, .with the opportunity to present your own questions to the panel.

The speakers at this event are:

  • Dr Alfredo Carpineti (chair)—Science journalist, astrophysicist, and the chair of Pride in STEM.
  • Dr Trudy Barber—University of Portsmouth Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, creator of one of the first sex-themed VR environments, cybersex lecturer, broadcaster and author.
  • Dr David Ogutu—Consultant Gynaecologist and Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Specialist, Herts & Essex Fertility Centre
  • Professor Joyce Harper—Professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London.
  • Dr Kate Devlin—Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King’s College and author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

This event is free to attend but please consider donating to the Science Museum today. 

Recommended for ages 18+


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