Science and medicine have transformed our lives immeasurably, and never in history have they been more central to our lives and well-being. Yet despite this, there is often a glaring disconnect between the findings of actual science and media reporting of such topics, and consequently there is often a needless chasm between public perception and the evidence on many contentious topics.
This can lead to needlessly adversarial and counter-productive discourse of everything from vaccination to climate-change.
In this talk, physicist and science journalist Dr. David Robert Grimes discusses the frequent problems in reporting science from misunderstandings to bad statistics to false balance, and discussed the factors that influence this and how such problems can be remedied.
Come along to the Blue Room upstairs at St.Aldates Tavern on Wednesday April 20th at 7pm to find out more!
Missed it? No problem! Our podcast will be available for download shortly after the event.