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IAS Autumn Public Lecture: "Trust me, I'm a scientist" - A panel discussion on scientists and public policy

Monday 3rd Dec 2012, 18:00, The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road.

Booking is required.

Culling badgers, building nuclear power stations or a Severn barrage, planting GM crops: we face these difficult decisions. As we try to find a way forward we call in the experts – scientists whose views we think of as impartial and unbiased.

Publicly funded scientific research is inevitably influenced by Government priorities and scientific research continually raises questions about the viability of current policy. Meanwhile, funding bodies are increasingly committed to leading and directing research in the sciences, framing its questions and targeting funds at ‘key areas’.

This panel brings together eminent academics, scientific advisers, and those involved in policy-making  to share insights into how science and scientists respond to – or remain detached from – the public policy that surrounds their work.

The panel will include:

Presented in partnership with the University's Public and Ceremonial Events Office.

All welcome but booking is required.

If you have any access requirements, please contact Nicola Fry; tel: (0117) 928 8515, or email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

For more information, please contact ias-wun-intern@bris.ac.uk.

Download "Trust me, I'm a scientist" lecture poster (2.1 MB, PDF).

IAS Autumn Lecture 2012 Poster