In Conversation: Who Owns Science? at Science and Industry Museum

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

In Conversation: Who Owns Science? at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 11 February 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

The Science and Industry Museum prides itself on bringing those at the forefront of scientific thought to the public realm. In this evening event, science journalist Angela Saini will be joined by historian Pratik Chakrabarti to tackle the question of Who Owns Science. 

In an era where we are aware of the white washing in our historical records, these two sharp minds explore how race, industry and empire have shaped our account of science and whether these histories should be revised. Over the course of a thought-provoking, detailed and accessible conversation you’ll hear how Europeans borrowed scientific ideas from Asia, Africa and America often without giving acknowledgement to the contributors. It leaves huge gaps, in which, names and faces who we owe our own scientific progression to, fall through and end up being forgotten from the public consciousness.

it is increasingly important to question our own past and make efforts to decolonise traditional narratives

We are so fortunate to live in a globally connected world, where the sharing of ideas between geographical and cultural borders leads to amazing things. However, as the UK prepares for Brexit and looks closely at its position in this world, it is increasingly important to question our own past and make efforts to decolonise traditional narratives. It’s only through having these conversations that we can move forward. Join the Science and Industry Museum, as they host these two experts in the field and watch them attempt to unpick that difficult field of ownership in Who Owns Science?

Although the event is free you need to register for a free ticket by following the link below.

In Conversation: Who Owns Science? at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 11 February 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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