Wednesday 21 October at 7.30pm
Great Hall, Aston University
Ben Goldacre is an award winning writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor. His weekly Bad Science column has run in The Guardian since 2003, and he appears regularly on Radio 4 and TV, Time Out, New Statesman, and the British Medical Journal. He is a merciless critic of quack and corporate science, as well as media misrepresentations of science.
Is there a formula for the perfect boiled egg? Was there ever any truth in reports MMR vaccine caused autism? Can Facebook give you depression? Is the influenza pandemic nothing to worry about?
Ben will give his frank evaluation on the state of UK science reporting, its impact on public health and public perceptions of science, and possible ways forward.
This lecture is free to attend and open to all.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat. For further information about this event please contact Jean Hasson.