Conference Programme

Please see below a programme outline for the conference.

Please CLICK HERE to view the list of confirmed speakers.


Monday, 22 June 2015

09:30 Registration

10:00 Opening

10:15 Keynote Professor David Nutt, Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Imperial College London, and previously Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs.

11:45 Panel 1: Science advice
Miles Parker (Cambridge), Louise Shaxson (ODI), Gerry Stoker (Soton), Hans von Storch (HZG)

14:00 Panel 2: Science, uncertainty and science advocacy 
 Conrad Brunk (Victoria), Judith Curry (Georgia Tech), Andrew Peters (SRUC), Dan Sarewitz (Arizona)

15:45 Panel 3: Science and the media
 Leo Hickman (Carbon Brief), Victoria Murphy (Sense about Science), Mike Schaefer (Zurich) 

18:00 Conference Reception

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

09:30 Keynote Professor Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture, King's College London, author of Can Science Fix Climate Change? and Why We Disagree About Climate Change.

11:15 Panel 4: Science and civil society
Stevienna deSaille (Sheffield), Maurice Frankel (CFOI), Helen Pallett (UEA), Ben Pile (writer)

13:30 Panel 5: Responsible innovation, impact and the economy 
 Sarah Hartley (Nottingham), Kathryn Oliver (UCL), Alexandra Saxon (RCUK), Jack Stilgoe (UCL)

15:15 Panel 6: Science, social science, and the changing role of the university
 Trevor Farren (Nottingham), John Holmwood (Nottingham), Richard Jones (Sheffield), Claire Marris (KCL)

18:00 Public debate "Who decides the future: science, politics or the people?"   

Science, Technology and Society Priority Group

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park

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