Communicating science as culture

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Beltane Prize Lecture

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Delivering the first Beltane Prize Lecture for Public Engagement, renowned zoologist, author and broadcaster Aubrey Manning spoke of the beauty and elegance of science and said that it was very much part of culture – like a poem or a piece of music. What’s more, science and scientists gain from engaging with the public – and society benefits too.

The practice of science in all its diversity is a human activity and, for all that its nature demands a certain approach, its procedures and achievements involve all aspects of our humanity – the emotions and feelings as well as the intellect. It is part of our culture.


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