The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Annual General Meeting and Lecture at Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee on 23 May 2018. The AGM itself is open only to SSCR members and the Lecture is open to all, including the general public. Any non-SSCR members will be charged £15 to attend or given the opportunity to join the Society. General admission tickets will be available via EventBrite and payable on attendance.
13:30 Registration and coffee
14:00 Annual General Meeting
14:30 Presentation of Peter Massalski Prize
14:45 Annual Lecture given by Mark Lynas
15:30 Q&A Session
16:00 Drinks Reception and Book Signing
18:00 Event ends
This year we are delighted to welcome Mark Lynas, author of four major popular science environmental books: High Tide (2004), Six Degrees (2008) and The God Species (2011), as well as the Kindle Single ebook Nuclear 2.0 (2012), who will be delivering the Lecture.
"Anti-science and post-truth: climate change, GMOs and nuclear power"
Science has become a political football in the age of so-called post-truth. While conservatives, especially in the US, deny the scientific reality of climate change, left-wingers, Scottish Nationalists and Greens are equally likely to deny the science on genetically modified foods and nuclear power. How can we try to have a more evidence-based debate about these issues?
Spaces at this event are limited and attendees are requested to pre-register so that sufficient catering can be provided.
There is an attendance fee of £15 for non-SSCR members, payable on the day. These visitors will be encouraged to join the Society for the annual fee of £15.
For more information or to register to attend the event, please contact:
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751