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Advisors are not our leaders

Sense about Science has sought and achieved significant improvements in the use, standards and transparency …

Call on your MP to support transparency

This week two parliamentary committees have written to government, calling for transparency behind COVID-19 …

Maddox prize nomination deadline extended

Thank to everyone who has supported the Maddox Prize so far, especially those who have put in a nomination …

Jonathan Bruun replaces Paul Hardaker as chair of Sense about Science

Professor Paul Hardaker, chief executive of the Institute of Physics, is stepping down today after chairing …

A fresh approach to scientific advice

On Friday Sense about Science Director Tracey Brown wrote to Boris Johnson urging him to use the May …

A challenge for the Online Harms and Disinformation Inquiry

Tracey Brown today wrote to Julian Knight, chair of DCMS committee disinformation inquiry, calling for …

John Maddox Prize

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility. Nominations open until 26 May.

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