Public Attitudes on Science

Friday is when I tend to pass on things of interest which have come across my desk.

You might want to check out what I think is the first edition of the Wellcome Trust’s Monitor of Public Attitudes.  It is certainly comprehensive and looks as though there is some interesting stuff in there.  The finding that medical research charities are one of the most trusted sources of information for the public naturally caught my eye!

Also, some of you may be aware that the Parkinson’s Disease Society is changing its name to Parkinson’s UK in April.  I was struck by their ambitious statement of intent on the webiste: ‘We want to raise over £110million in the next 5 years to fund our ambitious plans to increase awareness of the condition, fund research to find a cure and reach everyone affected by Parkinson’s.’

I was rather taken this week with some of the photos in the British Heart Foundation science image competition. 

And don’t forget, if you go on our website you’ll see there is an RSS feed of all the latest news from around the AMRC membership. Sometimes it’s just worth five minutes to sit and watch the headlines come through to get a sense of the breadth of activity.

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