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Discussing population.

Eddie Mair | 12:28 UK time, Thursday, 28 February 2008

In the programme tonight, having had reports on population from India and China this week (click on the population link on the right) we're going to focus on the population of the UK.

In debate, Sir Crispin Tickell: he is Chancellor of Kent University, Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin Institute, and was the UK Permanent Representative on the United Nations Security Council. He helped Margaret Thatcher write a speech on global climate change, he chaired John Major's Panel on Sustainable Development (94-00) and was a member of two Government task forces for Labour. Probably most relevant to his appearance tonight is his role as Patron of the Optimum Population Trust.

Also: Austin Williams. He is director of the Future Cities Project. He is an architect and project manager, he also writes for Daily Telegraph, contributes to Spiked.com, has written for Times Literary Supplement, New Humanist and Design publications amongst others. He's a humanist.

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