UCL News


'Surveillance: Cultural Blessing or Big Brother?'

9 February 2007

Three UCL academics will be taking centre stage in a panel discussion at the South Bank Centre on 27 February 2007.

Entitled 'Surveillance - Cultural Blessing or Big Brother?' the panel will discuss the pros and cons of surveillance, debating whether the infiltration of surveillance technology into our everyday life is making our lives safer or more constrained. The debate will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

The panel will be chaired by Professor Nick Tyler (UCL Civil & Environmental Engineering) and will comprise Professor Ray Harris (Dean, Social & Historical Sciences, UCL), Professor Angela Sasse (UCL Computer Science) and one non-UCL panellist - John McGrath, Director of the Contact Theatre Manchester.

The event will take place at 7pm in the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre and costs £5. For more information and to book tickets, use the link at the bottom of the article.


South Bank Centre: Surveillance - Cultural Blessing or Big Brother?