Alan Henness and Max Goldman

Monday, May 2 2016 at 7:30PM

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Alan Henness and Max Goldman

What's the talk about?

This month we give you two for the price of one. Alan Henness of the Nightingale Collaboration and Max Goldman from Sense About Science talk about their work, what they have achieved, why they are needed more than ever and their future plans. They will compare notes on their biggest challenges, on areas of bad thinking that have become less prevalent and those that have become more popular in the last few years. Are there trends and fashions in woo just as there are in many other areas?

Alan Henness is Director of the Nightingale Collaboration, set up by Simon Singh to challenge misleading healthcare claims. A serial complainer, he has been active for more than a decade in challenging advertising claims made by chiropractors, homeopaths, acupuncturists etc and getting the relevant regulators to do what they are supposed to do: protect the public from misleading claims.

Max Goldman joined Sense About Science in March 2013, working specifically as development and communications manager on the Ask for Evidence campaign. Before that, he completed a Masters of Research degree at the London Consortium, a cross-disciplinary group of museums, galleries and academic institutions designed to bridge the gap between public and academic discussion. His dissertation explored the relationship between scientific progress and the public perception of science.

£3 to cover our expenses.