Popular and Unpopular Science

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The popularisation of science has never been very popular - particularly amongst scientists, who equate it with a lowering of standards. Nevertheless, while pure and applied science have transformed the world we live in beyond recognition over the last few decades, Britain's overly specialised education system means that its population are unable to understand that world. What can be done to improve this situation?

This is the 1987 Special Lecture.

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This event was on Tue, 07 Jul 1987


Sir George Porter OM FRS

Professor of Astronomy

Professor Sir George Porter was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy between 1990 and 1993.

He became Fullerian Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Royal Institution in 1966. During...

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