The Communication of Social and Scientific Research in France and the UK

The Franco-British Connections is pleased to announce its next event:

The Communication of Social and Scientific Research in France and the UK”, to be held from 6pm on the 14th of January at the Great Hall of Goodenough College, London. The event will be held in English and is open to students of all universities and members of partner societies.

As well as a number of guests from the Franco-British sphere, three fantastic speakers have accepted to share their thoughts with students. For further information please see our event brochure.

Professor Maurice Bloch was trained at both the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. Partly because of his French background, in his work he has combined British and French approaches in anthropology. He is currently working on how to relate the findings of cognitive psychology with anthropology. Maurice Bloch has taught in the USA, France, and Sweden and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor David Valls-Gabaud has been deputy Director of the Paris Observatory where he continues to do research in astronomy. He has been a visiting scientist at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Cambridge, and is currently involved in building the second highest telescope in the world in Peru. In 2011 he edited the book “The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture” on behalf of the International Astronomical Union.

Lord Robert Winston is an English medical scientist, television presenter and politician. He was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and the presenter of many BBC television series, including the BAFTA award-winner The Human Body. He has published over 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds the chair of Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College.

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