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Circling the Square Conference Programme

Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Time Title  Speaker / Panelists
10:00 - 10:45 Registration with Tea & Coffee
10:45 - 11:00 Opening of Circling the Square Conference Reiner Grundmann (Nottingham)
11:00 - 12:00 Opening Keynote
Introduction: Karen Cox (Nottingham)
Brian Collins (UCL)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Panel session 1:
Research and decision making - The science policy-interface.
Chair: Patricia Thomson (Nottingham)
Daniele Fanelli (Montreal)
Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard)
Beth Taylor (Institute of Physics)
Chris Tyler (POST)
14:15 - 15:15 Media Keynote 
Introduction: Brigitte Nerlich (Nottingham)
Andrew Williams (Cardiff) 
15:15 - 16:00 Tea & Coffee
16:00 - 17:15 Panel session 2: 
A good news story from science? - Researchers facing the media.
Chair: Laurie Cohen (Nottingham)
David Colquhoun (UCL) 
Athene Donald (Cambridge)
Felicity Mellor (Imperial)
Jon Turney (science writer)
17:30 - 19:00 Reception 
sponsored by the ‘Making Science Public’ Leverhulme programme

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Time Title  Speaker / Panelists
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote 
Introduction: Paul Heywood  (Nottingham)
Ian Boyd (DEFRA)
10:00 - 11:15 Panel session 3: 
Taking a stance or calming the waters – challenging established science.
Chair: Michael Clifford (Nottingham)
Dominic Dyer (Badger Trust)
Roger Pielke Jr (Colorado Boulder)
Jane A Smith (writer and researcher)
Stephen Turner (Florida)
11:15 - 11:30 Tea & Coffee
11:30 - 12:45 Panel session 4: 
'Citizen science' and new social media.
Chair: Sarah Sharples (Nottingham)

Suzi Jarvis (UCD & Innovation Academy)
Neil Lancastle (Leicester)
Sylvia McLain (Oxford)
Warren Pearce (Nottingham)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the Hemsley
15:00 - 17:00 Public film screening: The Machine
at the Broadway cinema
sponsored by Nottingham Catalyst
David Kirby (Manchester)
Jenni Metcalfe (Econnect Communication & Queensland)
19:00 Dinner at East Midlands Conference Centre

 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Time Title  Speaker / Panelists
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote 
Introduction: Chris Rudd (Nottingham)
Steve Rayner (Oxford)
10:00 - 11:15 Panel session 5: 
Is it robust knowledge or make believe? - Evidence, uncertainty and the role of values.

Chair: Reiner Grundmann (Nottingham)
Angela Cassidy (KCL)
Timothy Johnson (Heriot Watt)
Stuart Parkinson (Scientists for Global Responsibility)
11:15 - 11:45 Tea & Coffee
11:45 - 13:00 Panel session 6: 
New directions: how can we circle the square?

Chair: Brigitte Nerlich (Nottingham)
Jason Blackstock (UCL-STEaPP)
Reiner Grundmann (Nottingham)
Philip Moriarty (Nottingham)
Kate Roach (writer and researcher)
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch

 

Science, Technology and Society Priority Group

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

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