Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities

   
   
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Making Science Public:
Challenges and Opportunities

 

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

News

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.

Research outputs

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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Blog

CRISPR, unicorns and responsible language use

I was looking through my twitter timeline on 12 June, when I came cross a tweet by Dietram Scheufele which said “’bend nature to our will.’ #CRISPR frame in new #Doudna book might resonate differently across audiences […] #scicomm”. The tweet made reference to an article by Sharon Begley in STAT News about Jennifer Doubna’s new book, co-authored with Samuel Sternberg, A ...

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Do metaphors really matter?

I, like many others, from Leibniz to Lakoff, think that metaphors are important for human thinking and acting. They make us see the world in different ways – for good or evil. So, one should keep an eye on them. Recently I have read two articles which seem to imply that metaphors matter less than ...

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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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