Sciencewise: 10/10 see you again – I sincerely hope so!

Sciencewise, the Government funded body which aims to improve science and technology policy-making by making better use of public dialogue, is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Set up in 2004 in the wake of the fiasco that was GM foods, Sciencewise has done much within Whitehall and Westminster to advance the case for a more open,... Continue Reading →

Y’All: I still don’t really know what the BIS Science and Society strategy is about, do you?

I've been meaning to post this ever since it came across my Twitter feed some weeks ago. If you go on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Science and Society Strategy pages you'll see that they have published updated action plans for each of the 'Expert Groups' set up in 2010.  These groups were tasked to... Continue Reading →

Winston: Never has so little, been done by so many in Government on public engagement in science

Says Winston ('Lord' that is, not Churchill). Saw this interview on the Energy and Environment Managementwebsite  and thought it worth posting because of Robert Winston's criticism of the Government's approach to public engagement in science.  It consists of two video interviews although you can get a sense of the major points of the interview from... Continue Reading →

Dialogue by numbers

I am writing this while sitting in a cafe in the exhibition area at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Such are the wonders of modern technology! Gordon Brown's speech is over and the crowds have more or less dispersed. All the action has moved to nearby tv and radio studios where the debate will... Continue Reading →

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