A five-year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2017) looking at the challenges involved in making science public; making public science; making science in public; making science more public; making science private...How are such activities changing the relationship between science, politics and publics, and what are the normative implications for problems relating to political legitimacy, scientific authority and democratic participation?
This research is carried out within the Institute for Science and Society.
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We have a new Programme Director. Find out more about this and other news in our Autumn 2016 newsletter.
We celebrated the achievements of Making Science Public and discussed the agenda for future work at the one day conference Making Science Public: Opening Up Closed Spaces, 22 June 2016, University of Nottingham.
We have a variety of research outputs including journal articles, policy reports, books and book chapters, conference papers and a programme blog.
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SBRC symposium: Synbio, metaphors and responsibility
On Monday this week (22 May, 2017) our Synthetic Biology Research Centre symposium on metaphors, synthetic biology and responsibility took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham. The weather was marvellous and showed off University Park in all is spring glory. We started with a pre-conference dinner which, in a way, ...
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Science, art and pints
For the first time in my life I participated in ‘Pint of Science’ this year. This festival of science engagement takes place on three days in May in pubs all around the globe, including 26 cities in the UK, such as Nottingham. Over a drink, scientists present and discuss their latest research and findings and ...
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Programme funded by The Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield.
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