• Date and time: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7.00pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.

Event details

York Environment Lectures

Whether it is climate change or biodiversity loss, fracking or flooding, engaging the public in issues of scientific concern is difficult. The mass media in general, and television in particular, provides a popular way to reach not just the lay public, but equally non-specialist stakeholder groups in business and politics. This talk will draw from a decade of putting Earth science 'on the box' to explore a number of questions. How can we best use the entertainment industry to convey 'sound science'? What are the communication barriers that need to be overcome? And also, given the emerging research 'impact' agenda, what are the costs and benefits of early career geo-environmental scientists 'going public'?

Other lectures in this series:

Professor Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth