The Science, Technology and Society Priority Group Conference  

Circling the square 2014

Research, politics, media and impact  




20th May 2014 (10:00) to
22nd May 2014 (13:00)

Further Information

Conference brochure PDF file icon

Media and Coverage

Videos from the conference are being posted weekly on our new blog here.

You can also read the tweets sent during the 3 day conference.

The discussion is continuing on Twitter: #circlesq





Welcome to the webpage of the 'Circling the square: Research, politics, media and impact' Conference hosted by the Science, Technology and Society Priority Group at the University of Nottingham.

The conference explored the role of knowledge in policy making, bringing together international scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, practitioners at the science-policy interface, the public and the media.

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

Videos and slides from the conference are being posted on a weekly basis on our new blog

Circling the Square blog

Here are some posts on external sites about the conference:

Reiner Grundmann, Circling the Square- an experiment

Brigitte Nerlich, Blogging the Circling of the Square on MSciP

Ruth Dixon, Circles and Squares – Where Do the Facts Lie?

Athene Donald, Social Scientist for the Day?

Sylvia McLain, Under the Microscope

Philip Moriarty, The laws of physics are undemocratic on Physicsfocus.

Philip Moriarty, Science is not what you want it to be on MSciP

Tim Johnson, Scientific facts and democratic values

Brigitte Nerlich, Going round in circles on MSciP

Warren Pearce, Academic jargon in the social sciences: self-indulgence or necessary evil? on MSciP

Kate Roach, The Impact awards: A short story for the Circling the square conference on MSciP

Alasdair Taylor, The peril of the press release

Alasdair Taylor, Has the square been circled?

And then there’s physics, Circling the square 

Megan Beech, Circling the Square- research communication and impact

Research Fortnight, Is science advice inherently politicised?

Gregory Hollin, Kandinsky, New Objectivity, and ripping apart the furniture

Sarah Hartley, Warren Peace, Risk assessment policy as regulatory science



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