How to fight misinformation with Journalism, not Algorithms | Alex Cadier and Veena McCoole | Fri, Feb 4th, 2022 | 6pm Alex Cadier and Veena McCoole are the Managing Director, UK and the Senior Director of Partnerships at NewsGuard Technologies respectively. This talk examines strategies of tackling misinformation in a world where fact checks are too late and algorithms just don't work.
Climate Change: Science, Sceptics and Solutions | Mark Maslin | Thu, Feb 24th 2022 | 7pm Mark Maslin is a Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Scholar. He is also the author of 8 popular books including The Human Planet and Cradle of Humanity.
In Prof. Maslin's talk, he aims to examine the very latest science behind climate change, why climate deniers are wrong and how we can keep to the 1.5˚C global temperature target. He will suggest solutions at Government, corporate and individual levels based on his latest book 'How To Save Our Planet' and show why there are reasons to be positive after the Glasgow COP26 climate conference. He will stress that we can still create a healthier, safer, wealthier, and happier world for everyone.
What can we learn from conspiracy theories? | Katy Murrey | Thu, Mar 10th 2022 | 6 pm
COVID Vaccine Misinformation | Peter Torak, John Kerr & Mark Tosher | Thu, Mar 10th 2022 | 6pm Petr Torak MBE is the Chief Executive Officer of COMPAS Charity, Dr. John Kerr was the lead researcher in a COVID-19 vaccine intentions and attitudes study with the Winton Centre and Dr. Mark Toshner was the Co-Principal Investigator and Study Doctor of the COVID-19 Oxford vaccine trial.
TBC | Lee de Wit | Thu, Mar 17th 2022 | 7pm Lee de-Wit, Ph.D., is a lecturer in political psychology at Cambridge University. He is also the author of What’s Your Bias?: The Surprising Science of Why We Vote the Way We Do.
Students Against Pseudoscience | Conferences & Workshops In the coming year we are hoping to run a series of workshops on topics such as Media Literacy, Risk & Uncertainty and "How to communicate with loved ones who may be more vulnerable to misinformation".
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