Public Engagement Video
The Nuffield Department of Medicine recognises that public engagement is vital in order to educate, inform and build a relationship with the community. Our scientists are actively engaging in open discussion, and meeting people to debate, listen and learn.
The following questions were eagerly discussed and debated during our recent series of lectures at Science Oxford Live:
- I wanted to comment about the publication of negative findings. Have you been involved? What is your view on this? How quickly do you think it will happen?
- I just want to make a point about this shifting of our R&D infrastructure into markets like China or India. I think one of the big deals is actually access to top-notch scientists.
- In regards to what you were saying about people reacting differently to a drug; that must mean that for a long time doctors have been prescribing things that don't work, and nobody's admitted it? Is that right? Because we are all so very different?
- Have you really got a model for how this ought to work? It sounds as if you've got a lot of the right ideas.
Our series of evening lectures at Science Oxford Live, as part of the Healthy Season in spring 2013, received excellent feedback. We are grateful to all our speakers: Dr Julian Knight, Professor Tim Key, Professor Adrian Hill & Dr Simon Draper, Professor Chas Bountra & Professor Stefan Knapp, and Dr Dianne Newbury.
For more information, visit our Public Engagement pages.