This year's debates are on the topic of science funding and who does it. Does it matter if private companies fund science? Does private funding create bias in the research? How can we trust researchers?
Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture.
As the London Branch, we believe that the answer to the question ‘ Does it matter who funds science?’ is an unequivocal ‘yes’.
We would like to focus this debate on the question “Where should the funding for science come from?”.
The debate will cover:
the current state of play for science funding
discuss the topic of public vs. private spending
the conflicts from private for-profit spending vs. pure research
case studies of for-profit private research
Please join us for refreshments from 6:30. The debate with start at 7 o'clock.
31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET