Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Royal Institution, the Bodmer report, and the future of science communication

My guest post over on the Times Science blog.


  1. Good piece, Alice. As someone who isn't UK-based but is close enough to have at least a passing familiarity with these events, I found it a helpful and interesting insight into prevailing attitudes to official science communications in Britain.

    Since science is at least partly concerned with exploring uncertain territory and generating new information, any chronic institutional lag will be very frustrating to those with a mind on its advancement (as opposed to the preservation of its status quo). But a certain amount of foot-dragging has always been inevitable, I think, and is likely to remain so.

  2. I really believe you will do much better in the future