1st Annual Margaret Bryan Lecture in Physics

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures


Wright of Derby ‘An experiment on a bird with an air pump’

Citizens, science and citizen science

a public lecture by

Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE, FRS

Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Churchill College

Wednesday 4 March 2020

6 pm – 7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

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Science touches everyone, whether they like it or not, but knowledge of it and its implications is patchy amongst politicians, journalists and the general public alike.   This can be immensely damaging, as important decisions need to be made on many fronts: the energy transition, climate change, measles vaccination or the use of CRISPR technologies.  Scientists need to work harder to explain what it is they get up to and what they know, and be more sensitive to the social context in which individuals make their own decisions.  On the other…

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