UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


SASsy (Science and Society)

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The SASsy (Science and Society) Reading Group provides a forum for discussing the latest developments and publications relating to the broader relationships between science and society. Our remit is wide ranging, covering aspects such as science policy, governance issues, science communication, public engagement etc. Academic staff, graduate students and all other parties interested in such issues are very welcome to join in the lively discussions.


The group enjoys a wide representation of staff and student expertise as well as a range of institutions - external members are very much welcome to join in the discussions. If you have any questions about the group please contact Alberto Aparicio.

archive of Sassy readings

We also have occasional ad hoc discussions e.g. over a lunchtime to discuss specific issues.  An example of a recent informal meeting focused on what we termed the 'Geekocratic Tendency' - you can see further information about our thoughts on the STS Research Observatory.

If you are interested in being kept informed about the SASsy reading group activities please go to https://www.mailinglists.ucl.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/sts-sassy to join the mailing list.  Be assured that signing up to the mailing list does not create an expectation that you will attend every session!