Wednesday, May 18 2016 at 7:30PM
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No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery
84 Parrock Road
Alan Henness and Liam Shaw
What's the talk about?
It is one thing to be aware that in the public domain there may be much misleading evidence presented but another to do something about it. Two organisations that are working hard to identify and correct such problems are the Nightingale Collaboration and Sense About Science.
Tonight two speakers - Alan Henness, of the Nightingale Collaboration, and Liam Shaw, representing Sense About Science - talk about their work, what they have achieved, why they are needed more than ever and their future plans. They will compare notes on their biggest challenges, on areas of bad thinking that have become less prevalent and those that have become more commonplace in the last few years.
Alan Henness is Director of the Nightingale Collaboration, set up by Simon Singh to challenge misleading healthcare claims. A serial complainer, he has been active for more than a decade in challenging advertising claims made by chiropractors, homeopaths, acupuncturists etc and getting the relevant regulators to do what they are supposed to do: protect the public from misleading claims.
Liam Shaw is part of the 'Sense About Science' Voice of Young Science network a thriving community of early career researchers, engineers, scientists and medics who stand up for science by giving talks, writing articles and blogs and engaging with the public.
For more about the two organisations visit http://www.nightingale-collaboration.org and http://www.senseaboutscience.org