• Mon
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Dr. Andrew Nelson, from Leeds University

    It is an understatement to say that science and technology are impacting both positively and negatively more than ever today.  Issues such as global warming, environmental pollution, public health and many others are in the forefront of the agenda and hotly discussed.

    But how can we manage this debate in the best possible interest of mankind?  How do we improve the communication between the scientists and technologists and the public to avoid some of the disasters and scares which we have experienced over the last fifty years or so?  This café will detail the nature of the interface between science and the people and how it has maintained itself up to now. A few case studies will be described with all their too familiar outcomes. At the end of the session we hope to come up with some ideas of how an  improvement in the way such communication can be implemented.