Seven Days in Science 14 January 2010

14 January 2010

Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society, which is edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, is now available in bookshops. An extract of the text is available at TimesOnline.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband spoke at the Royal Society on Tuesday. Speaking to top scientists from across the world, who gathered for the InterAcademy Panel, he called for a greater connection between the worlds of science and politics. The report on the Science Diplomacy meeting was also launched at this event. The report investigates the valuable role that science can play in international policy making and diplomacy. Findings are based on evidence gathered at a two-day meeting on ‘New frontiers in science diplomacy’, hosted by the Royal Society in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

The exhibition Barnes Wallis: the Yorkshire connection and beyond continues at the East Riding of Yorkshire Museum Service this week. The exhibition will run until 31 January 2010.

Next week

A public lecture on geoengineering will be held at the Royal Society on Tuesday 19 January. The lecture Geoengineering: A Brave New World?, chaired by John Shepherd FRS, will introduce the science, technology and governance of geoengineering, discuss the possible benefits, drawbacks and uncertainties of the various options that have been proposed and provide an opportunity to discuss the prospects and problems that may arise with further research into this area.