The Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots are a series of seminar events organized by PhD students of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme since 2019. The seminars host speakers from different scientific backgrounds aiming to connect a broad audience of scientists. Stay tuned for more seminars in 2022.
Prof. Joanna Verran: The Bad Bugs Bookclub and other stories –Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Joanna Verran is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK. She has won several awards recognising her teaching and public engagement activities, including the 2019 AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science. In this talk, she will give an overview of her career as an academic in Higher Education, linking research and teaching, and focusing particularly on public engagement.
Prof. Sarah R. Davies: What’s the point of public communication? Exploring science communication’s role in society – Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
What are the purposes of public communication of science? In this talk I explore this question, suggesting that we can categorise its role in society in a number of ways. Importantly, these point to a set of shared assumptions about the kind of societies that we live in. We care about science communication – I suggest – because we care about ideals such as equity and democracy in our shared lives.
We ask participants to register to help us estimate how many people will come (and how much refreshments we should provide).
The bookclub / workshop will take place in Room 7-15-152, Mærsk Tower 15th Floor, Panum; and details will be shared with registered participants.
Please contact the organizers Ingrid Tsang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Conchita Fraguas Bringas (email@example.com) if you have questions about the event.
The event is free and open to all with mandatory registration.
Panum, Nielsine Nielsen Auditorium, Blegdamsvej 3