Professor Alex Stevens to speak at David Nutt lecture

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

We're pleased to announce that Professor Alex Stevens from the University of Kent will be speaking at our event with Professor David Nutt, which we are co-organising with Drug Science.

He will join us on 30 October to say a few words in light of his recent resignation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He resigned from the ACMD over concerns of political interference in what should be an evidence-based environment. 

In an article published in The Guardian, David writes about Alex's resignation within the context of his own sacking ten years ago, concluding that nothing has changed since he was sacked and that 'drugs policy still doesn't work'.