English language for making science accessible

Thursday 13 November 2014 -
18:30 to 23:59
The English-Speaking Union, London

The British Council and the English-Speaking Union invite you to the fourth English Language Council lecture, which will focus on the language of science and how to make science more publicly accessible. The evening will begin with a lecture from Dr Roberto Trotta, a theoretical cosmologist in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, who has written a book, The Edge of the Sky, on the universe, using only the most common thousand words in the English language. This will be followed by a panel discussion, with contributions from:

Quentin Cooper -  Science journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Material World

Aarathi Prasad - Television and radio writer and presenter with a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College

George Zarkadakis - Science writer, playwright and novelist with a PhD in Artifical Intelligence

Sir Roger Penrose - Mathematical physicist and philospher of science and Professor at the University of Oxford (tbc)

The event is free to attend in person, and can also be streamed online.