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'Fairness in Knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

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Your invitation to Professor Richard Holliman's Inaugural Lecture:

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Richard Holliman, Professor of Engaged Research, will deliver his inaugural lecture during British Science Week.

'Fairness in knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

Science has the power to influence our lives, raising questions about how it should be governed, represented and funded. Who should have a voice in framing scientific investigations? How should contemporary scientific research be conducted? Who should be involved in shaping how the outputs from scientific investigations impact on society and the economy?

To celebrate The Open University at 50, Professor Holliman will explore selected examples from the OU’s curriculum, research and knowledge exchange portfolios in this inaugural lecture. In so doing, he will address normative, substantive and instrumental motivations for how we should continue to engage with the sciences. He will argue that engagement with the sciences should have a moral imperative, to act as a route to promoting epistemic justice, or ‘fairness in knowing’.

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Richard Holliman, Professor of Engaged Research, has studied and worked at the Open University (UK) since the mid-1990s. Now based in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences his research interests lie in exploring the ways that academic research is communicated via a range of media and genres. This includes ideas about how (upstream) public engagement with research may be shifting and extending social practices.

Event programme:

17.30 Tea/coffee on arrival

18:00 -18:40 Inaugural Lecture: 'Fairness in knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

18:40 -19:00 Q&A

19:00 - 20.00 Drinks Reception

Can't join in person? Watch the event live online (link will be live before the event) or via Facebook and post your questions during the Talk. Please do take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event by emailing: Comms-Inaugural-Lectures@open.ac.uk;

We very much hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.

View other OU 50th anniversary inaugural lectures at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/inaugural-lectures

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No, there are none.

Do I have to be a student at the OU to attend? No, this event is open to the public.

I cannot attend on the day, will the event be recorded? Yes, a recording will be made available post event.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Ample parking is available outside the venue. Please use East Parking. If you have any special requirements please contact the events organiser. Map of the OU campus.

Where can I contact the organiser with questions? Email: Comms-Inaugural-Lectures@open.ac.uk;

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Pease go to the registration desk on arrival, your name will be on the list.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Please let the organisers know in advance of any name change.

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United Kingdom

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