Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
We monitor public debates, enquiries, science stories in the news, new science legislation and consultations. If we see an issue regularly coming up and we are constantly fire-fighting, or if there are underlying assumptions that would be useful to the discussion, we address these through collaborative projects or responses to specific misconceptions.
When there is a significant gap between the way that scientists and specialists understand a subject and how it appears to the public, we set up a working group to write a 'Making Sense of…' document. Or we address some specific points in one of our short two-page "Sense About ..." guides.
Use the navigation menu to explore the different projects on specific subjects.