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Centre for Mind in Society – early career researcher grants for public events

The Centre for Mind in Society has an exciting opportunity for early career researchers to apply for up to £1,500 of funding to run creative and engaging public events, public debates, or workshops

Date added: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Life Sciences Postdoc Committee awards 3 Fellowship Seed Awards

The Life Sciences Institute is delighted to announce the three recipients of the LSI Fellowship Seed Fund. A Committee of postdoctoral scientists was formed to deliberate on applications to this new scheme. The Committee, Chaired by Professor Conrad Bessant and pictured below with Secretary Ele Groves, met in late January and agreed to grant funds to these applicants: Dr Aisah Aubdool, William Harvey Research Institute Dr Trinidad Montero-Melendez, William Harvey Research Institute Dr Maria Niklison Chirou, Blizard Institute Congratulations to all three of you!

Date added: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Can we trust experts? Share your opinion and ask the panel! Question-time style debate, followed by a wine reception.

"The people of this country have had enough of experts” according to politician Michael Gove. Is he right? Are there some experts we blindly trust and immediately ignore? Why do we disregard climate change scientists or medical advice but still believe the promises of advertisers? As technology advances, will we put our faith completely in robots like Siri and Alexa to answer our questions and meet our needs? How much does our trust rely purely on the way someone communicates? What is the position of the expert in a society where our access to information is greater than ever? Or does the perceived credibility of an expert depend entirely on the individual?

Date added: Thursday, February 21, 2019

2019 Image Awards Winners

The Life Sciences Institute is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Life Sciences Image Awards. Our judging panel were impressed by the breadth, beauty and quality of the images submitted to this year’s competition. The images were exhibited in the Neuron Pod at our exhibition and prize-giving event in June.

Date added: Friday, July 12, 2019

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