Who owns science? Sir John Sulston on May 19th


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This is just a heads up to say that John is giving a free talk at 12:30pm on May 19th. And basically, during this time he will address the awfully big question of exactly “Who owns science?” and maybe more importantly, who should be owning science?

In case, you’ve never heard of this Nobel Laureate, he was one of the main folks involved in the human genome project (based in the UK at the Sanger Institute), and it was that somewhat unwieldy experience that led him to observe and question some of the inner mechanics of scientific endeavours – not necessarily from the scientific method angle, but more from a societal context.

Anyway, should be a good one, and the price is certainly great (it’s FREE – yay!). Full details are as follows:

Tuesday, May 19th: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
LSC2 Lecture Theatre, UBC Life Sciences Center. (That’s here)

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

5 Responses to “Who owns science? Sir John Sulston on May 19th”

  1. Nick W.

    Are there tickets available? Or is it a walk-in kind of thing?

  2. Andrew

    It was so good, and there was such a great turnout!

    Hey, in the interest of connecting people with the information they seek, if anyone was intrigued by Dr. Sulston’s references to UAEM, a student group that works on opening up access to medicines from a technology-licensing perspective, check out uaem.org (international) and ubc-uaem.org (local chapter).

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