University of Bath

How Does Government Listen to Scientists?

Listen to Dr Claire Craig CBE explore how science works in government, and what this can tell us about its place in wider public debates.

28 Feb 201912.30pm
28 Feb 20191.45pm

National governments may have less immediate power than they used to but, in matters large and small, someone somewhere often has to make a decision that will affect many lives. The Ministers making those decisions are human too, and what we know about how science works in government can tell us a lot about its place in wider public debates. Making decisions today, based on evidence from the past, in order to change the future: what could possibly go wrong?