The Centre for Intelligent Design presents its Inaugural Lecture in London in November 2011. The lecture was delivered by Dr Stephen Meyer, Discovery Institute, Seattle and hosted by Lord McKay of Clashfern. The theme of the lecture is Dr Meyer’s recent book, Signature in the Cell (HarperOne, 2009). The lecture gives a clear exposition of the problem of the origin of life and how the existence of biological information provides compelling scientific evidence for intelligent design (ID). The content of the lecture also demonstrates, incidentally, that the dismissal of ID as religion is shallow and uninformed.