Do drugs do your head in?
Press release issued: 14 November 2003
'Do Soft Drugs Do Your Head In?' is the first in a series of new Science Matters community-based discussion forums. It will be held on 25 November at the Kuumba Centre, Hepburn Road, St. Paul's.
‘Do Soft Drugs Do Your Head In?’ is the first in a series of new Science Matters community-based discussion forums. It will be held on 25 November at the Kuumba Centre, Hepburn Road, St. Paul’s. It’s taking place just a week after the House of Lords agreed to downgrade cannabis from a class B to a class C drug.
This unique event, tackling the topical subject of recreational drugs, will be delivered through the University of Bristol and @tBristol, with special guest, BBC TV presenter, Kathy Sykes from the University of Bristol.
Joining a panel of ‘experts’ including healthcare professionals, members of the Rastafarian community, scientists, community leaders the audience will be encouraged to discuss and debate the issues surrounding soft drugs and the effects they can play on the brain and body, both in the long and short term.
Designed to delve beyond newspaper headlines, the Science Matters events aim to give community groups the opportunity to find out information for themselves and communicate their views on different ethical issues to key local decision makers and scientists.
Professor Kathy Sykes says, ‘I’m really excited about this chance to get conversations going between local people and scientists about a really relevant issue. We’ve even got someone coming along who sits on a Government advisory board for drug regulation, who’s keen to hear what people are saying in the community. So there’s a real chance for people to be heard by someone involved in changing policy.’
‘Do soft drugs do your head in?’ is a free event open to all. Places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis on the night. The event starts at 7.30 and will be held at the Kuumba Centre, 20-23 Hepburn Road, St. Paul’s, Bristol, BS2 8UD. The Kuumba Centre is a fully accessible venue.