[Pathways] Public Understanding of Science Lecture: Democracy, Social Cohesion and Technology; the place of robust knowledge

Oxford University's Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics is hosting a major Public Understanding of Science lecture in March in the Sherrington Building entitled Democracy, Social Cohesion and Technology; the place of robust knowledge, covering a broad and diverse crossover subject matter that will appeal to a large number of the University's staff and students and is being delivered by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice and President-Elect of the International Science Council. Our Head of Department would very much like to bring this to the attention of Humanities departments as it should be relevant and of interest to many.

Sir Peter is a former Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and has served on several IMF and OECD advisory groups related to science and technology and to the digital transition. He has also written and spoken extensively on science-policy, science-diplomacy and science-society interactions and will be pitching the lecture appropriately to a wide audience of both University staff, students and members of the public.

Event details in brief:

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020, 4pm

Location: Sherrington Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, Off Parks Road
Followed by a drinks reception in the Sherrington reception foyer from 5pm

Title: Democracy, Social Cohesion and Technology; the place of robust knowledge

OxTalks listing with abstract and speaker bio: https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/344a8526-0201-4cb3-95ec-b4eb72f5cd6b/

DPAG Event page: https://www.dpag.ox.ac.uk/about-us/charles-sherrington-lecture/sherrington-prize-lecture-2020-public-understanding-of-science