Professor Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist. In the Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world.
”I am a humanist and see my work as a doctor and as a philosopher as respectively an expression of, and as setting out the case for, my humanist convictions.” (From his own website)
Professor Tallis held a public lecture, 'Aping Mankind: Neuromania and Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Mankind' on Thursday 8th December 2011 at 5pm.
He was also a participant in the symposium 'Free Will in the Past and Today' Symposium held on Friday 9th December.