Weds 24th April: SKEPTICS IN THE PUB: ‘SCIENCE COMMUNICATION’ SPEAKER: LUCY HARPER

Skeptics in the Pub: Science Communication

It’s Lucy’s job to make microbiology accessible and this includes getting accurate science into the mainstream media – something that’s not easy when competing with the likes of the latest celebrity news. With an apparent increase in science on TV as well as groups like Skeptics Lucy will talk about science in the media and the many and varied ways in which science is engaging with the public and asks: is science finally becoming an integral part of modern popular culture?

 

After completing a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry Lucy attended the first Sense About Science “Voice of Young Science” workshop in 2004 where she decided that her passions lay in talking about science rather than doing it. A couple of jobs later she is now the Communications Manager for the Society for Applied Microbiology where she spends her time promoting the science that’s published in their journals and at their meetings and makes microbiology accessible using all kinds of online hard copy and social media.

Tickets at the box office or online:  http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Skeptics_In_The_Pub_Science_Communication/£3″

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