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Science in Public Conference 2012

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SIP2012. Hosted by the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London 20th and 21st July 2012 at UCL


Registration will be open from 8.45am on Friday and Saturday in the South Cloisters of the UCL Main Building. (see section 3D on the Bloomsbury Campus map),

About the conference

Now in its 7th year, the Science in Public conference brings together those strands of academia which consider the relationships between science and ‘the public’, multiple publics, and the public sphere. This conference provides a wide-ranging platform for discussing and debating emerging cross-disciplinary perspectives, as well as showcasing recent and developing research findings. Delegates come from many disciplines: science and technology studies, history of science, geography, psychology, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, science communication, development studies, English literature, science policy studies and more.

This year, the conference will host the initial meeting of the Science in Public Research Network: an opportunity for academics and others interested in research to meet, discuss the field, and stay in touch beyond the conference.

Keynote address

Our keynote speaker this year is James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy, SPRU, University of Sussex. The title of his plenary address is: 'Open season: what does all this talk of openness mean for science in public?'

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in July, and to continuing the lively discussions in this area.

Conference programme

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