Public engagement with science: Welcome to Brum Alice Roberts!
Great news from the University of Birmingham this week. They've appointed their first Professor of Public Engagement with Science (good news indeed), and it's Dr Alice Roberts (even better news).
Welcome to Brum, Dr Alice Roberts!
In the University PR blurb accompanying the announcement of her appointment, she's quoted as saying:
"I am very excited about this appointment. This new professorship emphasises Birmingham's commitment to public engagement in science, to a dialogue between scientists and the wider public. Science is so important to our economy, to politics and education, but perhaps more than anything, I'm keen to promote science as a integral part of our culture."
Integral part of the city's culture. Yes!