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Following the science: What lessons have we learned about science communication from COVID-19?

6:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday 30 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK government has said that it is following the science, but what does that mean when scientists do not necessarily agree on the evidence or what action should be taken?

This panel discussion will look at the question from a variety of different scientific angles, from behavioural science to public health and science communication and policy implementation.

David Halpern is Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team; geophysicist, civil servant and science communicator Claire Craig is Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford; Daniela De Angelis is Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge; Parth Patel is a research fellow at the IPPR think tank and at University College London's Institute of Health Informatics and has worked as a junior doctor during the COVID pandemic. The session will be chaired by Rob Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge.

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

This event will premiere on the University's YouTube channel.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Cost: free
Event Capacity: unlimited
Theme: Society, Health
Accessibility: Closed Captions

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