Communicating robust science with Clive Cookson, the future of science journalism

Image Credit: Erica Yokoyama “In the current climate, where populism is attacking not only the political elite, anybody with an education is now being classified as an elite and it is particularly having impacts on things like art, theatre, and the sciences.” Last Friday, November 17th, these powerful introductory remarks struck those attending the lecture […]

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What happens when you try to correct misinformation on the internet?

Image Credit: Twitter Last week, a news story caused shockwaves on Twitter, titled ‘Cambridge students reject Remembrance Day’. That’s just one article, but if you Google it, you’ll see about seven with near-identical wording, all from moderate to far-right-wing papers. Here’s the thing, though. This phrasing is extremely misleading. So what actually happened? A group of […]

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A manifesto for anti-racism

Image Credit: Flicker Guo-Sheng Liu was formerly co-chair of the SU LGBTQ+ Campaign, BME Representative of the LGBTQ+ Society, LGBTQ+ Representative at Lincoln College, committee member of the SU Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality and It Happens Here campaign. Racism operates beyond the individual. Racism is a system of beliefs, power, and privileges. Racism […]

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Digitisation of Knowledge? Joanna Vestey’s Conditions of Knowledge Exhibition

Image Credit: Kimberly Glassman What are the conditions that allow us to use and store knowledge? What supports (both physical and otherwise) do we use to access this knowledge? Moreover, how has this narrative changed in our age of new media digitisation? Joanna Vestey’s Conditions of Knowledge (2018) exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre […]

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