|Science in Society|
|What is involved|
Scientists are increasingly being asked to communicate ethical and social issues that arise from their work.
However, there are few opportunities for scientists, at the beginning of their career, to obtain experience in discussing social implications of their research.
Postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists, engineers and social scientists, funded by one of the UK research councils or Microsoft, are encouraged to explore the social and ethical implications of their research by entering perspectives - a poster session with a difference.
What is involved?
In and provided the funds for the scheme, and 37 scientists were selected to design and exhibit a poster at the BA Festival of Science held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Posters from the BA Festival of Science at Trinity College Dublin can be seen here.
a speech by the Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
23 May, the Royal Society