Science in Society

Science in Society

Look at the relationships between science, technology and society, and explore the ways we think and talk about science.

The Science in Society group is interested in the relationship between science, scientists, society, the history of science, and the communication of scientific ideas and issues to different audiences and through a range of media.

We look at the role of science and scientists in our present and in our past, how people and governments use science to make decisions about issues like climate change and vaccination, increasing our understanding of how the wider community engages with science, and how and why scientific ideas and concepts are communicated.


Science in Society offers undergraduate and postgraduate study options that encourage critical thinking about the role of science in society.


We conduct research into issues in science and society, including climate change and environmental concerns, technology, science funding and engagement.

Social media

We encourage engagement with science and critical thinking about science through a range of public and scholarly initiatives.

Science in Society staff

Meet the academic and professional staff in the Science in Society group.


Find out what’s on for students, staff and public, including seminars, lectures and conferences.