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STS Seminars 2016 - Dr Roland Jackson (Royal Institution): John Tyndall
In this STS seminar, Dr Roland Jackson of the Royal Institute discussed the case of John Tyndall, scientific advisor to the government in the mid-nineteenth century.Apart from being a leading physicist and communicator of science, Tyndall held positions as Scientific Adviser to the Board of Trade and Trinity House, and as a Metropolitan Gas Referee. He served on Commissions and gave evidence to many Select Committees. His activities throw light on the relationship between scientific advice and research agendas, the challenge of converting scientific advice to practical and politically-acceptable solutions to problems, and the cultures of science and politics.
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