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A deal with the devil Event

17 July 2013
Somers Lecture Theatre IDS Building Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Jane Kitcher at .

Event details

Giovanni Carrada will give a lecture on Wednesday 17th July at 4pm in the Somers Lecture Theatre IDS Building. The title of the lecture is “A deal with the devil” - Science communication doesn’t really exist. Effective science communication basically requires the use of the same techniques that work in other contexts, such as advertising, politics or a chat in the pub. That requires walking a very fine ethical line.

The lecture will be followed by wine and canapés.

Giovanni trained as a biologist at the University of Rome and is now works as a science communicator in conjunction with a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. He is author of Superquark, Italy's leading science popularization TV programme, and has written six books on subjects ranging from satellite TV to nutrition and sex. A current project is a new book in English with the provisional GOOD TO KNOW, how to turn new, complex, and apparently unsexy ideas or expert knowledge in science, health or innovation into something people want to know about and can understand. Giovanni has curated four major science and art exhibitions in Milan and Bolgna and was involved in the design of Rome's Science City Project. He designed Trento's new science museum gallery on genetics and evolution. He has written four theatre pieces on Charles Darwin, freedom and the brain, new energy sources and food worries and fads. He acts as a consultant to WHO on health communication issues. As will be evident, Giovanni is a truly renaissance man and a great communicator. His lecture will be highly entertaining and should appeal to a wide range of staff and students.


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