• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Led by Professor Greg Raddick and Associate Professor Bruce Turnbull, both of Leeds University

    Is there anything more important in science than communication?

    Do the BBC and other mainstream media communicate science well? Are the scientific journals and other specialist media really any better? Do scientists need to explain themselves more (and better) to justify public funding? Are scientists good at communication? What makes a science lecture / talk / presentation good? Is the internet helpful, or full of misleading junk science? How can the various forms of science communication be improved?

    The meeting will take the form of an open discussion. Everyone who comes along will be encouraged to participate. The discussion will initially be led by Greg Raddick (Professor of History & Philosophy of Science at Leeds University) and Bruce Turnbull (Associate Professor in the Leeds University School of Chemistry).

    Duncan Dallas, the founder of Cafe Scientifique in 1998, sadly died in April 2014. He was a leading thinker, speaker and writer on science communication. The Science Communication discussion meeting on April 21st is our way of marking the anniversary of Duncan's death.