The Value of Evidence The Annual RSE Lecture We are delighted to welcome back Professor Dame Anne Glover to deliver the final lecture of the 2019/2020 Crichton Conversation series. In a world where we are commonly faced with dramatically different views and unchallenged fake news, we need to be able to have confidence in trusted […]
We are delighted to welcome back Professor Dame Anne Glover to deliver the final lecture of the 2019/2020 Crichton Conversation series.
In a world where we are commonly faced with dramatically different views and unchallenged fake news, we need to be able to have confidence in trusted sources of evidence. Evidence can be generated from lots of different sources but much of it comes from the knowledge generated by research. This Conversation will explore what value such evidence might have for society and when it should and shouldn’t be used to develop government policies.
Anne Glover is a molecular biologist who has studied how we respond to stress at the molecular level. She was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2015). Prior to that, she was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). She has been an effective and well respected ambassador for European science. She is a trustee of many charities and has a particular interest in how knowledge can be used to transform lives in Africa. She is President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and took up office in 2018. She is currently Special Adviser to the Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
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Doors open 6:45pm, lecture commences promptly at 7:30pm. The lecture will be held in the Duncan Rooms, Easterbrook Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA. The bar will be open in the Duncan Rooms from 6:45pm for you to purchase alcoholic, soft drinks, tea or coffee.