The New Enlightenment

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Invitation-only event held in the Scottish Highlands, attended by thought leaders in science, innovation and politics from the UK. The aim was to take an interdisciplinary and cross-cutting look at current-day social and economic challenges and innovations, and to define what a new, 21st Century 'Enlightenment' might or should look like. Key topics under consideration were vaccine development, artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability, set within a wider discussion of the nature of science, the cosmos and the meaning of life.
Period6 Sept 20218 Sept 2021
Event typeSymposium
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Enlightenment
  • Innovation
  • Science
  • Society
  • Ethics
  • environment
  • Sustainability
  • Space
  • science policy
  • Digital society
  • Digital economy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Maths
  • Cosmology
  • Life and death