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London Integrated HPS Seminar

Start: May 14, 2012 6:00:00 PM
End: May 28, 2012 8:00:00 PM

As every year, the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences at the LSE are organizing a seminar series (now probably in its 17th year - but we start losing track of the exact dates!) on integrated history and philosophy of science. The seminar's ambition, in a tradition originating from Nancy Cartwright and Hasok Chang, has always been to gather an "All-London" community of historians and philosophers of science around themes of common interest. This year we are keeping the tradition alive by proposing a historical exploration of Logical Empiricism and its legacy in HPS.

PUS Seminar: Felicity Mellor

Start: May 30, 2012 4:15:00 PM
End: May 30, 2012 6:00:00 PM

Abstract: In 2010, the BBC Trust commissioned a review of the accuracy and impartiality of the BBC’s science coverage. This seminar will examine how the notion impartiality applies to science journalism by drawing on the results of a content analysis conducted as part of the BBC’s impartiality review. I will argue that commentators often adopt a narrow interpretation of impartiality as balance which has over-simplified debates about the media coverage of topics such as climate change. The findings of the content analysis raise questions about the sourcing strategies and transparency of the BBC’s science reporting which, I suggest, are important to ensuring impartiality.
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