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Centre for Science and Policy Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) launched its programme of distinguished lectures in January 2010. This series of lectures will feature an impressive array of prominent guest speakers. CSaP Distinguished Lectures cover a range of topics that closely reflect the interests and activities of the Centre, and are delivered by an outstanding line up of experts including: eminent scientists, government advisers, policy makers and industry leaders. Lectures will start at 5.30pm and will allow time for questions and debate, as well as providing networking opportunities at the post-lecture drinks reception.

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Can you handle the truth? Facts, figures and communicating uncertainty

Attendance at this event is by registration only.

UserDavid Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory).

HousePeterhouse Lecture Theatre, Trumpington Street.

ClockTuesday 14 November 2017, 17:30-20:00

Joint Research Centre: Science and Policy - the view from inside the European Commission

UserDominique Ristori,Director-General of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 18 October 2012, 17:30-19:00

Mobilising the geeks: Bringing science back to the centre of policy

UserMark Henderson, Head of Communications at The Wellcome Trust.

House The Howard Theatre, Downing College.

ClockThursday 17 May 2012, 17:15-19:00

An Innovation Odyssey – from Basic Research to the World’s Fastest-selling Consumer Electronics Product

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UserProfessor Christopher Bishop, Microsoft Research Cambridge.

House Lecture Theatre 3, Judge Business School (

ClockThursday 12 May 2011, 17:00-19:00

The future of science in Parliament

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UserDr Evan Harris, former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, and Dr Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge.

HouseBuckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF.

ClockFriday 19 November 2010, 17:00-19:00

Working on the Inside - Opportunities for scientists to work inside policy making

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UserPlease see confirmed list of speakers below.

HouseThe Pitt Building, Trumpington Street.

ClockMonday 14 June 2010, 16:30-18:30

Science policy research - can research influence policy? How? And does it make for better policy?

UserProfessor Ben Martin, former Director of Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

HouseBuckingham House, Murray Edwards College.

ClockWednesday 03 March 2010, 17:30-18:40

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