Making Britain the best place in the world to do science

Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture

by Professor Brian Cox OBE

Event details

This lecture will explore the place of science in society, and discuss how the tremendous discoveries of the last few years, at the Large Hadron Collider and elsewhere, have helped transform the public perception of science. How should the scientific community seize this moment, and work together with government and the public and private sectors to make Britain the best place in the world to do science?

Professor Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow and Professor at the University of Manchester.

He has won this award for his outstanding achievements in popularising science via numerous television documentaries, radio shows, live science shows, public lectures, books, newspaper articles and face-to-face interaction with school children and teachers. He demonstrates dedication to influencing politicians and science funders and remains fully committed to his pioneering research in particle physics.

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Making Britain the best place in the world to do science 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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