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Nominations for the Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science

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Missing Evidence

An inquiry into the delayed publication of government-comissioned research

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'The Ugly Truth'

by Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science

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Measuring government transparency

New framework rates use of evidence

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Annual lecture

The Sense About Science Annual Lecture is widely anticipated and attracts an audience - of policy makers, scientists, academics, clinicians, public figures, journalists, writers and representatives of organisations from many professions and sections of civic society - which reflects the broad-ranging work of our charity to help people to make sense of science and evidence.

Previous speakers including Lord Taverne, founding chair of Sense About Science; Sir Lord Krebs of Oxford University; medic and philosopher Raymond Tallis and Editor-in Chief of the BMJ, Fiona Godlee have helped to establish the lecture’s reputation as a thought-provoking event, as well as an occasion to take stock of recent challenges and achievements in science and public discussion.

Lecture seating

Annual lecture 2015

The Ugly Truth

by Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science

Chaired by Adam Rutherford

Our tenth annual Sense About Science lecture took place on Monday 28th September 2015 at the British Library.

A podcast of the lecture is  avaliable on the Guardian Science website.