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From Norfolk rocks to seeds in space: science communication and the role of the University

 

Date:

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 6:30pm

Location:

Julian Study Centre, UEA

Event Category:

All lectures, Inaugural lectures

Ticket Price:

Free

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 6.30pm

From Norfolk rocks to seeds in space: science communication and the role of the University

Prof Kay Yeoman - School of Biological Sciences

Lecture Theatre, Julian Study Centre, UEA

Our world is changing and we are tackling big global issues: climate, plastics, antibiotic resistance, water and food security to name just a few. Scientists and science communicators are essential in helping develop conversations between the science community, the public and policy makers – now more than ever. A university can put science at the heart of its community, providing support for school outreach and public engagement. In this lecture, Prof Yeoman will explore the role of the university as we train the next generation of scientists, making them better and more confident communicators.

Inaugural lectures recognise and celebrate the promotion of UEA academics to the position of professor, whilst giving audiences the chance to hear about their research and its impact on society. These lectures are free and open to all, and there's no need to book; simply turn up on the night, or watch live via YouTube. Each lecture is followed by a free drinks reception, with a chance to meet the speaker and ask them questions about their research.

For more information, please email the UEA Events team or call 01503 592130