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 (2012-2018) 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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Programme members have been sucessul in gaining further external funding from the Wellcome Trust, the University of Nottingham and the Independant Social Research Foundation.

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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Dr Sujatha Raman

Director
Leverhulme Trust Research Programme: Making Science Public

+44 (0)115 846 7039
sujatha.raman@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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Gene drive communication: Obstacles and opportunities

The other day I was talking to two people about various developments in science. Both are interested in science, but they are not natural scientists. I mentioned ‘gene drives’. Their faces went blank. I then said: “it’s something like the gene editing of a whole population of creatures, such as insects, for example. This can ...

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Nature’s first article: Huxley on Goethe

I have blogged before about science popularisation during the 19th century and the role of periodicals in this process, as they “played a far greater role than books in shaping understanding of new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine”. My interest in popular science magazines was rekindled when I saw an announcement that ...

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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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