Science in the News Explained
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  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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‘Science in the News Explained’ aims to bring together members of academia and members of the public from all age groups and backgrounds, to understand and discuss the science behind the headlines.

The media is known to report science in a dramatic way, not often clearly explaining scientific topics which can potentially lead to widespread confusion. During this British Science Week event we aim to shed light on science within the news and provide an environment for public debate with leading scientists.

The evening will be informal and relaxed, with no prior knowledge needed. We have three outstanding speakers, Dr Mathew Upton, discussing the recent news on antibiotic resistance, Professor John Spicer considering the relationship between science and faith, and Professor Alison Anderson who will lead the debate on the media's presentation of climate change.

All welcome. Doors open and refreshments are available from 18:00 with the first talk starting at 18:30. 

Please note that this event is now fully booked (as at 9 March). Please email Kristi Tatsi ( if you are still interested in attending and would like to be informed of any cancellations.

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Today's events

Science in the News Explained 2016

Dr Mat Upton discusses what action we can take to combat antibiotic resistance.

Science in the News Explained 2016

Professor John Spicer discusses 'Science and Faith: Do we have to choose?'

Science in the News Explained 2016

Professor Alison Anderson discusses public awareness and the media's coverage of climate change.

British Science Week 2016 events on the University website

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