Actions and Detail Panel
Standing up for Science: A panel discussion
Wed 29 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
At times, talking honestly about science can be a perilous task, particularly on topics that are entangled in public dialogue and societal debate. There are countless examples of those whom, simply as a result of stating what the evidence is, have been the target of personal abuse and smear campaigns. Some have lost their jobs and a few have even received death threats.
On 29th March, Goldsmiths, University of London, is hosting a panel discussion to explore some of the difficulties scientists and journalists face when standing up for science. The event is being organised with Sense about Science, an independent campaigning charity that coordinates the annual John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science alongside the journal Nature. The prize recognizes the work of extraordinary people who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations for the 2017 John Maddox Prize will open on the night of the event.
Join three previous John Maddox Prize winners - Dr David Robert Grimes, Professor Elizabeth Loftus, Professor Sir Simon Wessely - and award-winning science journalist Natasha Loder as they discuss their experiences of overcoming adversity to talk about evidence. The discussion is chaired by Tracey Brown, managing director of Sense about Science.
Venue: Lecture theatre LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London
Date: Wednesday 29th March Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
General Admission Price: £8 (incl. wine reception)
Date and Time
LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London