Who owns science? It’s a big question and one that’ll be placed under the microscope during a free-to-attend discussion held at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum on Tuesday 11 February. In Conversation: Who Owns Science? invites award winning science journalist Angela Saini and historian Pratik Chakrabarti to delve deep into the many facets of this ever-changing topic while exploring its relation to race, industry and empire. With Britain on the verge of Brexit, the duo will ask the pertinent question of whether the history of science needs to be re-evaluated to include the various diverse people, races and cultures that influenced it who didn’t always get the appropriate credit. Despite being shaped by concepts and ideas presented by thinkers in Asia, Africa and America, the individuals and countries behind these contributions were often erased from both historical and public records. During this thought-provoking evening of conversation, Angela and Pratik will look at whether the science story needs to return to the drawing board in order to present a more inclusive narrative. Come armed with big ideas and plenty of questions – a night of discussion awaits. Tickets to this event are free and available to anyone aged 14 or over.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 11 Feb, 7pm - 8.30pm, Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Road, Manchester City Centre, M3 4FP
, Tel: 0161 832 2244, Free (Booking Required)
Simon Bland
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Wed 29 Jan 2020