An evening of science, psychology, and politics
Part of European Research Council Week and British Science Week
Everyone is invited to attend four exciting public talks from University of Exeter researchers on Monday 13 March. The event is both a part of British Science Week, and part of celebrations for the European Research Council's 10th anniversary.
We've lined up four exciting topics ranging from rice diseases to diabetes, and women in leadership to post-Brexit regulation for you to discover and discuss.
Following these short talks there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Date and time:
Monday 13 March, 19.00 – 20.30
Forum Alumni Auditorium,
Each talk will last around 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A.
The challenges of leaning in: Women’s ambition, sacrifice, and risk-taking
There has been vast improvement in workplace gender equality, but there remain marked differences in the roles in which women and men work.
Professor Michelle Ryan will present her research on structural barriers to women's career choices in this talk.
“Nobody was fat during the war!”
Why do some people become obese whilst others remain slim, and what causes type 2 diabetes in some overweight people. Is it all in our DNA?
Find out more with Professor Tim Frayling.
On the trail of the cereal killer: Combatting the world's most serious rice disease
Rice blast disease is the most serious disease affecting rice production globally and each year destroys enough rice to feed 60 million people.
Professor Nick Talbot FRS will discuss the work of his team to address this destructive disease.
Brexit and similar changes provide opportunities and challenges to get regulations right – but how can policy makers reform well?
Professor Claudio Radaelli will invite the audience to reflect on rules, regulations, and how to make good 'regulatory conversation'.