Science and Populism: from evidence to narrative
23 May 2018
Public Engagement - training
The Oxford Martin School in conjunction with with The Oxford Institute of Population, are presenting a new series of talks, featuring a number of topics around science engagement, through media, policy making and gaining trust.
This would be an excellent opportunity to hear from great speakers about science engagement.
"Drawing together high level speakers from academic, policy and media spheres, this series will consider how to combine the best in scientific evidence with new forms of creative discourse drawn from the arts and humanities. It will consider the role of our institutions and governments in recognising and facilitating this. It will engage those from the across the spectrum of science and social science, the arts and humanities with government, the private sector, and civil society in open debate and discussion around significant scientific advances and their implications."
You can register to watch these talks live (follow links on Martin School event pages) and we'll add the videos of talks that are available here following each event.
“Government needs to get better at policy-making; more open and connected with people” with Dr Andrea Siodmok, Head of the UK Government's Policy Lab, Cabinet Office
Thursday 10 May, 17.00 – 18.00, Lecture theatre, Oxford Martin School
“Science on the front line: getting good quality evidence into the news” with Fiona Fox, Director, Science Media Centre
“Putting science at the heart of society and culture” Panel Discussion
Professor Sarah Harper (Chair), Director, The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing; Emily Wilson, Editor, New Scientist; Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association
Thursday 24 May, 17.00 – 18.00, Lecture theatre, Oxford Martin School
"Stats and studies are not enough: how to gain people's trust in scientific authority” with Nicky Hawkins, Communications Strategist, FrameWorks Institute
Thursday 31 May, 17.00 – 18.00, Lecture theatre, Oxford Martin School
Watch video of the lecture here
"Governments across Europe need to be more candid with their citizens” with Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
Thursday 7 June, 17.00 – 18.00, Lecture theatre, Oxford Martin School
Watch video of event here
"Creating opportunities to think deeply about science” with Dr Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group
Thursday 14 June, 17.00 – 18.00, Lecture theatre, Oxford Martin School
Watch video of event here
What to read next
The newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has updated its website to include a section on public engagement, sharing their vision and plans to consult to develop plans.
Paul Manners, Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), shared lessons learnt about assessment of impact(s) arising from public engagement in REF 2014, and, the works currently underway aimed at providing a more robust framework for evaluating impact(s) arising from public engagement for REF2021 as part of a webinar hosted by Vertigo Ventures.