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Science and society: A career and professional development course
Science and society: A career and professional development course

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3 Timetable for the residential element of the course

3.1 Introduction to the Timetable

The residential element of the course will comprise a mixture of discussion, practical exercises and presentations from tutors and leading figures in the science and society field. As far as possible the course will explore and discuss your research, use readily accessible case studies, and use key questions and policy issues as anchors for discussion.

The timetable shown below shows the timings and contributors to the course as it was first run at the Open University, UK on February 18 – 20th, 2008. We hope you find this plan for the course useful, though of course you are free to adapt what’s here, depending on what would be of most interest to you. Please share your own experiences by posting your own ideas back onto this site for others to see.

Day 0 – Monday 18th February 2008

Early evening talk by Professor Richard Jones, FRS, Sheffield University.

The lecture will be begin at 17.30 and last for approximately 1 hour.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to Professor Jones at the end of his talk entitled: Making space for reflection on the social and ethical implications of science

Welcome reception and buffet

Professor Jones’ talk will be followed by a welcome reception and buffet where delegates will have an opportunity to meet the speaker, fellow delegates, guest lecturers, staff from the Royal Society Science in Society Unit, and the Open University organisers.