Why is getting it wrong good for science?

23 October, 7:00 pm

2 hrPWYD

Discussion | History, Science

Do you feel confident trusting the science behind discoveries? Hosted by Elsevier, publisher of Cell, The Lancet and ScienceDirect join Tracey Brown OBE from Sense About Science to explore how the research community can improve trust in the scientific process. Find out why getting things wrong can be good for progress by questioning the problems and opportunities of discovery and innovation. A reception will follow the live event.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, UK OX1 3PW