Conflicting truths. How does government listen to scientists? | University of Oxford

Conflicting truths. How does government listen to scientists?

Speaker
Dr Claire Craig
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This talk is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School, University College & Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and is a continuation of the Trinity Term Series 'Science and Populism: from evidence to narrative'.

National governments may have less immediate power than they used to but, in matters large and small, someone somewhere often has to make a decision that will affect many lives. The Ministers making those decisions are human too, and what we know about how science works in government can tell us a lot about its place in wider public debates. Making decisions today, based on evidence from the past, in order to change the future: what could possibly go wrong?