Is public science a public good? (London, 15 May, 2008)


Is public science a public good? - A debate on the future of universityscience

Thursday, 15th May 2008, 4pm- 6pm

Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW

Panellists:

*        Philip Moriarty, Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham *        Ben Goldacre, writer of the Guardian's Bad Science column *        Terence Kealey, Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham *        John Pethica, Chief Scientist, National Physical Laboratory *        Phil Willis MP, Chair, Innovation, Universities and Skills Select Committee *        Ian Gibson MP, Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Select Committee *        Jack Stilgoe, Demos

Should we be worried about companies funding university science? Does it boost innovation or poison science and blacken our ivory towers? Should science aim to change the world or fuel the economy? Join us for a debate on the future of science in universities.

This event is hosted by Ian Gibson MP and Phil Willis MP, with the support of the Institute of Physics.

Spaces are limited. RSVP to science@demos.co.uk

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