An evening with Stephen Fry and Venki Ramakrishnan

 An evening with Stephen Fry and Venki Ramakrishnan

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 20th Oct 2020

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

The very nature of science is to establish truth about the world around us, from groundbreaking new discoveries, like the Higgs boson, gravitational waves or the potential for life in the clouds of Venus, to issues with major social implications like climate change and biodiversity loss.

While the growth of the internet and social media makes it easier than ever before to obtain information, the free-for-all nature of the internet also makes it difficult for the average citizen to distinguish fact from fiction, truth from mistruth, and legitimate sources from fake news. The onslaught against evidence-based facts is a growing problem.

As an army of scientists continue to find themselves on the frontline of scientific discovery as they battle Covid-19, the role of scientific evidence and rational thought in an internet age of superstitions, rumours and pseudoscience has never been more apparent.
Stephen Fry joins Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation about truth, rationality and objectivity in science.
Stephen Fry joins Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation about truth, rationality and objectivity in science.

Join actor, comedian and author Stephen Fry for an exclusive evening of conversation as he explores establishing trust in science and how individuals can make rational and objective decisions with Nobel Prize-winning biologist and President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan.


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This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 20th Oct 2020

 Free

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2020-10-20 2020-10-20 Europe/London An evening with Stephen Fry and Venki Ramakrishnan Join Stephen Fry for an evening of conversation as he explores establishing trust in science and how individuals can make rational and objective decisions with Nobel Prize-winning biologist and President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/20/an-evening-with-stephen-fry-and-venki-ramakrishnan-246857 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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