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Watch: Good Science Discussion Series: What is Good Science?

If you missed the Royal Irish Academy’s recent Good Science panel event you can watch it now.

What is Good Science?’ is the first in a series of three panel events exploring the issues of science communication, ethics, and public trust in expertise.

For this event four speakers were invited to deliver a talk in response to the question, ‘What is Good Science,’ telling a story from their professional experience that illustrates what good science is, and another story where it didn’t go so well. Following the four presentations there was moderated discussion chaired by Dr Shane Bergin (UCD) that explored insights from the stories and considered some of the following questions: who decides what is “good”? Can we identify the qualities that make science good? How do we recognise and support good scientific practice?

The panellists are:

  • Maria Baghramian MRIA, Full Professor of Philosophy at UCD School of Philosophy and Professor II at the Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo
  • Peter Lynch MRIA, former Deputy Director of Met Éireann and Professor of Meteorology at the School of Mathematics and Statistics in UCD
  • Sylvia Draper, Professor of Molecular Materials in the School of Chemistry and the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, TCD
  • Jonathan Coleman MRIA, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1724) in the School of Physics, TCD

This event took place in the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street on Thursday, 8 February 2024. It was made possible with the kind support of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.