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BA/ESRC Science in Society Seminar

Location: Dana Centre, London SW7, United Kingdom
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2005-11-17    

Event Description:
Is the rhetoric of [public] consultation commonplace within industry? How
do companies conceptualise, access and take account of lay knowledge?
Are there differences between how industry and we as science
communicators conceive of the [public] and 'public knowledge'? What can
current research tell us about how to engage with industry to access and
respond to [public] thoughts on the developments of science and

Dr Kate Burningham the principal investigator from the ESRC funded
'Using [public] environmental knowledge in industry' will discuss her
research and share experiences of how those working in the chemical
industry conceptualise, access and take account of lay knowledge. Kate
will be joined by Gill Samuels, Chair of the Biosciences Futures Forum
who will highlight practical applications for the research and its
implications for those working in industry.

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Tel: 00-44-20 7019 4938

Website url: 

Registration form: 

Registration fee: Free

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP8 - Outreach

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by emblowchris on 2005-11-08 and approved by webmaster