Libel Law Reform and an Evidence-Based Society
A talk by Sile Lane from Science about Science
Wednesday 20th October 2010, 6.30pm
Hughes Parry Hall (Chancellor's Room), Garden Halls, 19/26 Cartwright Gardens WC1H 9EF, London
RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Central-London-Humanists/calendar/14725538/
The Central London Humanist Group are pleased to host a talk by Sile Lane
from Science about Science
, an independent charitable trust campaigning for better science in public debates and a more evidence-based society.
Sile, who acts as the organisation?s Public Liaison, will be a familiar name to CLHG members who followed Simon Singh?s long battle against the British Chiropractic Association this year. Sile headed up the Keep Libel Laws out of Science campaign in response to this case, and she will talk about the journey towards libel reform at the meeting.
She will also talk more broadly about Science about Science's work with scientists to engage the public and respond to inaccuracies in public claims about science, medicine, and technology.
6.30pm start at our usual venue in Bloomsbury (see map etc below). 8pm finish followed by optional discussion in nearby pub.
This event will be chaired by CLHG member and scientist, Kate Scott
___________________________________________________________________________About the venue
The event will take place in the Chancellor's Room
of University of London?s Hughes Parry Hall. The Hall is located by Cartwright Gardens close to Russell Square in Bloomsbury.
Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Kings Cross (Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Circle and Metropolitan Lines and Mainline Rail) and Euston Station (Victoria & Northern Lines and Mainline Rail) are all within walking distance of the venue.
A map can be found here: www.halls.london.ac.uk/conference/garden/location.aspx
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
___________________________________________________________________________Cost and booking
To book your place please go to this page
and RSVP using the function on the right hand side of the page.
A voluntary donation of ?2 will be collected at the end of the meeting to cover costs of the room.
This meeting is organised by Alice
. Feel free to send me any questions/ suggestions you have about this or other events.
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