Monday 19th May 2014
If you have ever read or heard a claim that you thought was dubious then this is the Café Sci for you.
“We hear daily claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, treat disease or improve agriculture. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour. Many are not.”
Max Goldman will introduce and lead a discussion on the Ask for Evidence campaign and how it can support and empower you to compel any one from commercial companies to politicians to be accountable for the claims they present to the public.
Ask for Evidence wants to achieve a cultural shift in the public attitude towards evidence based claims. The campaign wants to show that you don’t need to have a background in science or be an expert to expect more.
Max joined Sense About Science in March 2013, working specifically for the Ask for Evidence campaign. Prior to working with Sense About Science, Max completed a Masters of Research degree at the London Consortium, a cross-disciplinary group of museums, galleries and academic institutions designed to bridge the gap between public and academic discussion. His dissertation explored the relationship between scientific progress and the public perception of science, and it is this that got him interested in the great work that Sense About Science does.