The New Enlightenment
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Science influences nearly everything we do, providing a trusted guide to tackle global problems. Yet over the past year we’ve witnessed first-hand the interplay – and tension – between scientific expertise and political policy that has led to confusion, frustration, and scepticism. So how do we improve public trust in science? Discussing everything from our “fake news” culture to the responsibility of the media when sharing information, neuroscientist Tali Sharot, science journalist Alok Jha and physicist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes join Robin Ince to consider how we reawaken the spirit of the Enlightenment, championing freedom of thought and rationality in order to restore science’s place at the centre of society.