The BA, with the support of the and , ran a Science Communication Conference in Scotland, which was held on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April at in Edinburgh.
The Science Communication Conference - Scotland: Building Effective Partnerships for a Science Society, included a mix of plenary sessions, informal ‘Working Lunches’ and networking opportunities and its content links with that at the London conference in July. The Scottish conference was arranged in the same three strands (Science in Society, Science Education and Science Communication), but considered the topics in a Scottish context where this was appropriate.
The strands were: • Science in Society – public engagement, policy through dialogue and the Science Centres Network • Science Education – linking formal and informal learning, in light of the Scottish Executive’s review of the science curriculum and other adult learning initiatives • Science Communication – science and the media, science PR and science events
The Working Lunches addressed the practical skills required to support delivery under these themes.