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Science Education - Why do we need it?

Panel discussion


The Main Hall, The Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL


How can education inspire and nurture curiosity?

Pupils exploring the science of conkers

Is science education simply a supply system for future scientists, or should it provide us with a scientifically adept society, one ready to understand, critique and mould the future of research? Join chemical engineer Dame Julia Higgins, education researcher Professor Sally Brown, science teacher Adrian Allan, physics Professor Martin Hendry, and Chair Ross Martin - chief executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry - as they discuss the role of science education in shaping society’s future.

Presented by the Royal Society in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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