If you’re in Dublin tomorrow, you can come and see me yak at this free Science Gallery event. It’s part of the 2013 European Science TV and New Media Festival, with a keynote speech followed by a panel discussion.
14.00 – KEYNOTE TALK AND PANEL-LED DISCUSSION SESSION
Science, Medicine and Media
Keynote Talk: Dr David Kirby, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, University of Manchester, UK
The Representation of Scientists in TV and Film Panel-led Discussion
Chair: Diarmaid Mac Mathuna, Head of Client Services, Agtel, Dublin
Speakers include: Kathriona Devereux, Scientist and TV Presenter Dr Mark Little, Professor of Nephrology, Trinity Health Kidney Centre, Trinity College Dublin / Tallaght and Beaumont Hospitals, Stephen Gallagher, TV Writer of science based drama.
I’m there because my Silent Witness two-parter Legacy is one of the BBC’s shortlisted entries in the Drama category of the festival competition, along with the Feynman vs NASA teleplay The Challenger. It’s the first one of these I’ve done in a while, and I’m looking forward to it. Some time ago I was involved in a discussion organised by The Wellcome Trust; there’s a report on that event here, and here you can read the text of my presentation.
My views may have changed a little since then, I suspect. But I won’t find out for sure until I hear what I have to say.