The Anne Frank Lecture 2012, Finding Humanity in a World of Technology will be given by Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE writer, scientist and broadcaster.
Hosted by the Anne Frank Trust in partnership with the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Birkbeck and sponsored by the Nirman Foundation. The lecture will be held in central London at the UCL Institute of Child Health on Tuesday 1st May 2012 from 6.30pm until 7.45pm.
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Susan has written several non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
The Anne Frank Trust UK came into existence following a very successful visit of the first Anne Frank exhibition, known as Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945, to Bournemouth College of Art and Design in April 1989. The exhibition was at that time run directly from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, whose historians had created it in 1986.
The Bournemouth Anne Frank Exhibition Steering Committee was chaired by Rabbi David Soetendorp, whose late father had been a close friend of Anne's father, Otto Frank. Gillian Walnes, the Trust’s founding and current Executive Director, was also on the committee.
After the Bournemouth exhibition, Rabbi David, Gillian and Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s step sister, decided to create a British charity to ensure that the exhibition continued touring the UK.The charity was founded in 1990 and was launched at the House of Commons in November 1991.
The Anne Frank Trust UK draws on the power of Anne Frank’s life and diary to challenge prejudice and reduce hatred, encouraging people to embrace positive attitudes, responsibility and respect for others. The Trust does this through their educational projects, across the United Kingdom, in schools, prisons and communities.