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Circling the Square

The Science, Technology and Society Priority Group Conference  

Circling the square 2

Universities, the media, citizens and politics  




22nd to 23rd June 2015


Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD





Circling the square 2 explores the role of science in policy making, bringing together international scholars in the natural and social sciences, practitioners at the science-policy interface, the media and citizen groups.

Please share your thoughts on issues discussed at Circling the Square on our conference blog or on Twitter: #circlesq 

Keynote Speakers

David Nutt, Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Imperial College London, and former Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs.

Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture, King's College London, author of Why We Disagree About Climate Change.

SEE HERE for a full list of confirmed speakers.

Public Debate, Council House, June 23, 18:00-19:30

"Who decides the future: science, politics or the people?"

Four prominent public commentators will feature in a public debate in city centre location. Registration for this event is free. For more info please click here.

NB. When registering for the conference, please use the Event Options box to notify whether or not you would like to attend the Public Debate.


Conference organisers

The conference is hosted by the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Priority Group at the University of Nottingham and supported by members of the Leverhulme Making Science Public (MSciP) Programme.  

Conference committee:

Conference contacts:

The 2014 Conference

For information on last year's event please visit: CtSq 2014

The conference was a resounding success and created lively discussion on the floor and online.

Videos are available through the conference blog.



Science, Technology and Society Priority Group

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151