An important part of SCI's charitable objectives is to contribute to the public understanding of science. We do this through our public lectures and SCItalks programme.
Public Evening Lectures
For over a decade, SCI has been delivering the free Public Evening Lecture Programme, hosted in Belgrave Square and streamed to partner institutions. The Public Evening Lecture Programme was established to provide a means of communicating the latest developments in science and technology in a manner which is both interesting and informative.
At SCI we believe that this approach can assist public understanding of key issues which face our society and it is crucial to underline the importance of employing evidence-based science to support statements and positions.
Public Evening Lectures are free and open to all. They are part of an SCI’s charitable outreach that aims to reach members of the public and provide discourse on science-based topics and relevant popular subjects in an accessible way.
Previous speakers include Lord Lawson, Dame Sally Davies, Lord Krebs, Helen Sharman, Sir Paul Nurse, and Sir Brian Hoskins. The lectures can be streamed live to other institutions, such as Universities, who have partnered with SCI to present the Public Evening Lectures as part of their public outreach programme.