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 Science: not just for scientists

by Katherine Mathieson (SE 1993)

We need science more than ever before to solve society’s most pressing challenges. Technologies like artificial intelligence and gene-editing offer enormous promise – but are seen by some as a threat. In this era of ‘fake news’ and ‘filter bubbles’, when a quarter of the population says “science is not for me”, how can we re-build the relationship between science and society?

 Katherine Mathieson

Katherine is Chief Executive of the British Science Association. The BSA, a registered charity, believes that science should be part of – rather than set apart from – society and culture, and is owned by the wider community.

Katherine is an engaging and stimulating speaker whose talk promises to ask many questions about our relationship with science. There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation. 

If you have children at secondary school and who are thinking about their subject or possible career choices – this might be a timely talk for them to hear. They are welcome to accompany you, free of charge.

Date: Thursday 22 November

Time: Drinks: 6.15pm, Talk: 7.00pm

Venue: Oxford & Cambridge Club, London

Please note that the Club dress code states that no denim or trainers should be worn, and gentleman should wear a jacket and tie.

Cost: £10 per head for talk

 

Guests are warmly welcome.

To book, please click here

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alumni-office@sel.cam.ac.uk

01223 335843 / 767844

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