Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
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.
Cory Doctorow - activist, journalist and blogger - gave the Sense About Science Annual Lecture on 13th May. He immersed people in thinking about what democracy and participation need from the Internet and computers, and whether we are going to get it.